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What Happened In December…?

A few highlights from the month…

I took on part ownership of Cyclova XC Bike, Ski & Run Shop in St. Croix Falls, WI

Completed Fitness Nutrition Specialist Training

Getting ready for Get Fit – Eat Right Workshop Series w/ Amy Sotis of Lumiaries Retreat

Built up a new custom Trek Farley fatbike

Cyclova XC Bike, Ski & Run Shop

Seperate from Endurance Path, but I personally just took on part ownership of Cyclova XC Bike, Ski and Run shop in St. Croix Falls, WI. I’m very excited about this opportunity! The shop has a great foundation and amazing community around it that I hope to build on. I am typically available at the shop on Wednesday, Thursday, most Saturdays and various other times throughout the week. The full store hours are in the shop’s blog below.

Here is the announcement post: http://www.cyclova.com/2017/12/cyclova-xc-under-new-ownership-and.html

Here is the shop’s blog/website: www.cyclova.com

Podcasts

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Episode 17: Jerom Dionne “Back On The Bike”

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New Race Reports

December 16, 2017: Solstice Chase Fatbike Race Report

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December Training Summary

Cycling

December Mileage – 267 miles

2017 Mileage – 3,880 miles

December Duration – 20 hrs, 21 min

2017  Duration – 290 hrs, 20 min

This was about the same amount of ride time as last month and averages about 5 hours of riding per week. The one thing that I would mention is that some of my riding has been a bit more purposeful as I’m getting ready to start ramping things back up again.

I should also mention that I really like that CycleOps Magnus Smart Trainer.

Running

December Mileage – 33.4 miles

2017 Mileage – 182 miles

December Duration – 5 hrs, 9 min

2017 Duration – 27 hrs, 46 min

I did put in more miles this month than I had been. I had a few really nice trail runs and have also been doing a little bit of treadmill running. I will have to ramp up the running for this year, now that I have signed up for the Wilderman race in July. For right now, I’m just getting my legs moving.

Strength

I pulled back a bit on the strength work after about mid month. I just got really busy with taking on ownership of Cyclova XC and defaulted my available time to running and cycling.

Nutrition

I finally finished up my tests for the Fitness Nutrition Specialist program that I had started. I think there is way more to learn there and I do not plan on providing any specific nutrition services myself. I think it is some good knowledge for me to have and complements my personal training services.

Upcoming Events

January 2018: Get Fit, Eat Right – Workshop Series

February 17, 2018: Polar Roll Fatbike Race

February 24, 2018: American Birkebeiner

New Race Registrations

I did not sign up for any new races yet, but January will likely bring on some new race registrations. Stay tuned…!

Personal Training

I work out of the following gyms, plus offer virtual training/coaching over the web, phone or in person for local folks… 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.

Instagram Account

A few pics from the past month…

Link: Endurance Path on Instagram

New Custom Trek Farley Build

I finished this bike up the night before the Solstice Chase Fatbike Race and have only been on it twice to this point. There are some obvious perks of owning and working at a bike shop that is a Trek dealer and I didn’t waste time taking advantage of them. The bike is pretty sweet and most notable features are carbon frame, 27.5″ Bontrager Wampa carbon wheels, GX Eagle 12sp with an X0 crank. Maybe I’ll do a full write up on it at some point after I get a chance to get some more miles on it.

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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