Thursday, January 14, 2021

2021 is off to a great start


I am starting off working on the basics with my mountain biking. Hitting the weights Mondays and Wednesdays with cardio on the training rollers happening on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Heart rate Zones are key when I am doing cardio. With the weight sessions, it is not as much for max weight yet decent weight with high reps. 

I ventured out on the mountain bike trail for the first time this year, yesterday. Wasn’t a long ride, just over four miles. Feeling good.  With my main goal this year is to hit a 50 mile ride on my 50th birthday, in mid October. I feel it’s an obtainable goal. The weight sessions I am putting in now will be a great foundation for helping in that goal. 

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Saying good bye to 2020

 Saying good bye to 2020

I have many goals I am wanting to achieve in 2021. I'm not into a lot of New Years resolutions, but with the year that 2020 was, it would be great to start off in a good direction. 

In October I will turn 50, so my major goal for that is to get in 50 mile mountain bike ride. This past year I was able to hammer down a 26 mile ride and felt pretty good doing it. With some better nutrition before and during the ride, as well getting stronger off and on the bike. 

Of course for a lot of people is setting a goal of losing weight, which wouldn't be a bad idea for me, but it's not the main priority. 

There are a few training programs I have already, that I just need to buckle down and get strict with following them through. 

Monday, December 14, 2020

Hacker's Luck Seven

I've released my "Lucky 7" gifts to give or get this season.

These products I KNOW, USE and LOVE.  

0:15  - KINeSYS Sunscreen
              Use this link to get to order your sunscreen 
              At checkout use the code       TIMHACKER

0:45  -  Pickle Juice

1:08  -  Sound Helm

1:40  -  Alpha Inserts
             These are incredible shoe inserts that have help me in with my plantar fasciitis
              Use the code “HACK30” and save 30 percent off your purchase

2:14  -  ArcticCool Gear workout apparel
2:30  -  TraxFactory    Hot Sockees and Sweat Buster,
3:10. -  Orange Mud hydration packs for running, hiking or mountain biking


Monday, November 30, 2020

Join in on this Cyber Monday deal you can't pass up

Alpha Performance Inserts is Veteran owned and the product is American made.  

Jump in on this deal I can offer you.  Use the code "HACK30" and get 30% off your purchase. 
When you order from their website Alpha Performance Inserts, use the promo code when checking out. 
I have used these inserts in my daily walking shoes, my road running shoes along with my trail running shoes. They swap out easily, or if you don't want to do that, get yourself two pairs. 
I have also worn them in my cycling and mountain bike shoes. They feel amazing inside the show while pedaling. 
More on the insert. 
The shoe insert was made to reduce injuries and strengthen your feet. 
I initially tested and used them three weeks in every situation I could throw at them.  
After wearing them I could feel myself on the way to recovering from a terrible situation with Plantar Fasciitis. 
The ALPHA shoe inserts have made a difference. I am able to walk, hike and run with no pain during or the next day. In the first two weeks of testing the inserts I logged just over 24 miles on a treadmill. 

The ALPHA inserts come in many sizes, so check the web site for your shoe/foot size. They also are available in four different colors. Orange, grey, blue and black.  I chose orange, so a quick glance down at my shoes before putting them on, seeing and knowing with the bright orange color they are inside the shoe. 

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

The season just got started

 My son's NICA junior high mountain bike club had three skills sessions and their first ride on the desert trails.  I took all the coaching required online classes and passed everything. We were notified at the beginning of the next trail practice that the official season was canceled. As a group we have decided to keep practices going, twice a week along with weekend travel destination courses around the state. 

I am excited to still get to explore the state and the different trails we can travel to. 

What apps on your phone do you use to look for potential trails to ride? 

I have been using Trail Forks and All Trails, and they seem to be pretty good. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Finished, Wine Country Challenge

 DONE!  I finished up the Wine Country Challenge a few weeks back.  I am just now getting around to writing about it.  A great virtual challenge consisting of 120 miles, I did on mountain bike. 

The weather has been cooling of more in the mornings, making it easier to ride a little longer. I am excited for the cooler weather moving in. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Orange Mud Gear Vest Pro

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