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The Latest Happenings…

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I’ve had a ton going on in the month of October. Here are some highlights from the month…

I had my first guest (John Petrylak) on the podcast, with some more guests in the works.

I released my Marji Gesick 100 race report and podcast.

I got invited to be a guest speaker at Luminaries Retreat – check out the events below.

I got interviewed by my local paper about the Marji Gesick 100.

I’m nearing 400 Facebook page followers – pass it around and help me tip the 400 mark.

I’m back to some training again, including running, riding and strength.

I started doing some part-time work for one of my local shops, Cyclova XC in St. Croix Falls, WI.

I attended 2017 Trek World in Madison, WI.

New Podcasts

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Episode 12: Training & Blog Recap

Episode 13: 2017 Marji Gesick 100 Report

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Episode 14: John Petrylak “From Couch To Podium”

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New Race Reports

2017 Marji Gesick 100

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August Training Summary

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Cycling

October Mileage – 135 miles

2017 Mileage – 3,310 miles

October Duration – 10 hrs, 38 min

2017  Duration – 250 hrs, 9 min

As you can see, the first part of the month was really light. In fact, the 2 rides at the end of the first week were kind of flukes as I really had not planned on riding during that time. The .25 mile ride was in my back yard with the kids as we were working to layout our fat bike loop for the winter. The 8.4 mile ride was a test ride on a demo Pivot Mach 429 Trail.

Most of my rides after that were on my trainer except for 2 of them. One was a short gravel ride and the other was a trail ride in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula around the Churning Rapids Trails, outside of Hancock. I love riding there. It’s a bit of a hidden gem and not marked well. You can get yourself lost, but I kind of know my way around out there and can put together a nice loop to ride. I just find it to be a really peaceful place to ride.

As far as my trainer rides go… It’s been mostly light spining in recovery zone, just to get my legs moving again to start into some base training soon.

Running

October Mileage – 15.7 miles

2017 Mileage – 129 miles

October Duration – 2 hrs, 9 min

2017 Duration – 19 hrs, 35 min

I started running the last couple weeks of the month, but only a couple times per week. It has been short runs, but I did get out on a couple of very technical trails for 2 of the runs. I do enjoy the trail running for sure. I think, because it is so simple.

Strength

A few weeks after the Marji Gesick, I started fitting in some strength work and it seems to be going well. I’m not getting the time into it that I would like, but it is happening and feels good. I definitely have a need to build more leg strength off the bike, along with continued core and upper body strength for all around fitness, with the main focus points being legs and back right now.

Nutrition

I went ahead and ordered my Fitness Nutrition Specialist study material from ACE (American Council on Exercise). It’s just a starting point for some basics. It’s not enough education or practice for me to provide nutrition related services, but will help me with some basics and likely give me some better resources to provide people. More to come on it I guess. I’ll let you know what I think of it once completed.

Upcoming Events

November 5, 2017: Beat The Dark in St. Croix Falls, WI

November 14, 2017: Implementing Fitness In Your Life at Luminaries Retreat in St. Croix Falls, WI

I am actually the guest speaker for this event. Let me know if you have any question and hope to see you there. Event is only an hour long and starts at 7:00 pm.

December 16, 2017: Solstice Chase Fatbike Race

Personal Training

I’m working out of the following gyms… Contact me for availability.

North Branch, MN Snap Fitness

Typically available Monday, Tuesday and Fridays

Rush City, MN Snap Fitness

Typically available Monday, Tuesday and Fridays

St. Croix Falls, WI Snap Fitness

Typically available Wed and Thursday morning

Virtual / Remote – I also provide Personal Training & Fitness Coaching services for non-local or non-gym goers through phone or web video sessions. If you are local, I can meet in person for sessions or a free consult.

Cyclova XC

I started doing some part-time work for Cyclova XC in St. Croix Falls, WI. Cyclova XC is a Bike, Ski & Run Adventure Shop, that carries Trek Bicycle and Altra running shoes. I’ve enjoyed diving right in and working with newbie and experience customers. I also got to go to Trek World last week for Trek’s annual dealer conference, which was a super cool experience. Here is the shop’s website: www.cyclova.com

Newspaper Interview

My wife tipped off the sports section of our local newspaper (ECM Post Review – www.ecmpostreview.com) about the Marji Gesick 100 race an my report, which led to them interviewing me for an article in the local paper. I thought they wrote up a nice article. Thanks Brad O’Neil from ECM Post Review. I posted a picture of it, but you can read the article here: NB resident completes 100-mile mountain bike challenge

Instagram Account

Link: Endurance Path on Instagram

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On To Next Month…

Thanks for following along. If you have any questions about anything I shared, feel free to hit me up using my Contact Me page.

-Steve

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