After an absolutely fantastic weekend last week, we’ve had a typical Vancouver week of rain. Threw a wet blanket over outdoor activity. Thankfully the sun returned today (Easter Monday) and Anita, Dean, Kathy and I jumped on our bikes for a most excellent 2 hour ride to Iona Beach and down by UBC.
Team Alberto is kicking into a higher gear with 2 months to go until the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Lots of people putting renewed effort in, and Colleen just completed her goal of raising over $2,500.
We’ve had a new joiner, Sid Segal, who completed a 500 mile ride in September where he and his daughter raised over $8,000. They’ll fit right in. I’ll be in Toronto next week and will be visiting Alberto Culver to thank the company for their sponsorship and do a presentation on the BC Cancer Foundation. We’re going to totally blow away the goal of $50,000.
A week into my training blog and while I wasn’t able to shed any weight, I did lose 1% body fat. Hoping that building muscle should pay dividends in the summer racing season.
Was chatting on the bike with Dean about my goal of setting a personal best in both the Olympic Tri and the 10k this year. I think the 10k goal is going to be the tougher of the 2, but am up for the challenge.
Monday: Walk to work; 45 minutes each way.
Tuesday: Bike to work; 15 minutes each way.
Thursday: Hockey, 90 minutes. Scored a goal and we pulled out an 11-9 win in a pick up game
Friday: 3 hour walk around Vancouver, The Seawall to Chinatown and around. Doing the tour-guide thing with Myrna’s friend Pam.
Saturday: Cycling 60 Minutes on the trainer in-doors
Sunday: Church, and Easter Pot-Luck Dinner.
Monday: 49.20 km Ride, Time 1:57:44, top speed 63km/hr, ave speed 25.1 km/hr
Beautiful day to ride. Out to Iona Beach and back along UBC. With a bit of a tailwind we were able to hold 40km/hr on the flat. I was a little bit wiped out afterwards, but it was Easter Monday so a day of rest was in order.