Fitness Posts


This page is currently under construction. In the meantime, here are some posts on fitness, including all the Guest Posts by Michael on cycling.

Cycling Posts:

7 Things I Learned Training for a Century

How to Watch More TV: Your Guide to Bike Trainers

How to Buy a Bike – Part 1

How to Buy a Road Bike – Part 2

Time Trial Bikes/Triathlon Bikes

Bike Buying Mistakes

Day Zero – Bike Purchases

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Cycling Shorts

Choosing a Cycling Jersey

Sharing the Road

Ask Michael – Part 1 

Will Bike for BBQ 

The Ironic Bike Ride and Part Two Pizza And Pedals

Back in the Saddle aka My First Brick Workout

Newbie Bikers: A guide for new bikers

Vernonia Banks Biking Adventure

Tips for Commuting By Bike

The Kind of Girl That Goes All the Way

Preventing Cycling Injuries

Swimming Posts:

Lap Swimming Etiquette

Swimming Tips for Beginners

How to Swim Freestyle

How to Swim Breaststroke

So You Want to Be a Swimmer

My Favorite Swimming Gear

The Time I Swam 2 Miles

I Am Legendary 

Running Posts:

Is it Time for New Shoes?

Running Questions

Gabriel Park 5k


Race Times:

My First Race: RUN LIKE HELL, 5K

October 22, 2009

Heart Rate Monitor time: 31 minutes

Division Rank: 47/122

Gender Rank: 168/518

Overall Rank: 292/746


My Second Race: THE SHAMROCK RUN, 8K

March 14, 2010
Heart Rate Monitor time: 53 minutes

Reach The Beach, 55 mile Bike Ride

May 15, 2010

Time: 5 hours

Distance: 55 miles


Hood to Coast

August 27-August 28, 2010

Leg 12 Time: 1:04

Leg 12 Distance: 6.37

Leg 24 Time: 52:47

Leg 24 Distance: 4.92 miles

Leg 36 Time: 59:48

Leg 36 Distance: 5.23 miles

Total Team Time: 31:32:02

Rank: 927


Gabriel Park 5k

July 14, 2014

Time: 35:45


Laurelhurst 5k

August 16, 2015

Time: 39:41


Westmoreland 5k

September 13, 2015

Time: 36:41




Weight Lifting Posts:

Reshaping Your Body with Weight Lifting

6 Weeks to Strong Glutes

Operation Glutes Follow Up

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