Pedaling to 105

The New York Times published an interesting story about Robert Marchand, a 105 year old cyclist who holds the one-hour distance record for cyclists 100 and older. Scientists studying him found he was able to significantly add to his aerobic fitness late in life.  He only began exercising after his retirement.  Not only did he …


Jack Frost Challenge

Finishing the last km’s

At the beginning of this week I signed up for the Jack Frost Challenge, accepting the goal of travelling 140 km under my own power in seven days.  A great idea.

The winter weather makes it hard to get outside regularly for exercise.  This week, the pressure to do 20 km a day, or fall behind on the challenge, got me out for a good skate, ski, or bike ride every day, taking extra detours to maximize the distance covered.

It was great motivation; maybe we need a Jack Frost Challenge more often in winter!

Lots of people on the skating trail