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Photos or text?

15 Jan

I haven’t been posting very much lately in the way of text. However, I sometimes post photos on my Instagram account. Check it out. Here’s a sample.

 

Strongest Sprint session

14 May

Here is a flashback to mid September, 2014 when I recorded my strongest sprint session. My power output was 66 W average over 20 minutes. Two of my four sprints were at about 80 W average power, and the work output was 290 met minutes.

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By comparison, one of my worst sprint sessions recently was in mid February 2016, when my power output was only 22 W average over 20 minutes. My first sprint was at 55 W average power, but it fell to less than half of that subsequently. The work output was only 100 Met minutes.

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Moral of the story? Don’t get discouraged when you have a slump. Though I haven’t yet surpassed my original record, I have recovered significantly from this past winter’s slump, and now average about 45 W in a 20 minute sprint session.

Anger

25 Feb

This article was written by someone with cerebral palsy (which is a form of spinal cord injury suffered during birth), but it can be appreciated by  and apply to anyone with any type of disability or spinal cord injury.

2014 year in review: exercise

1 Jan

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2014 was a good year for me, exercise wise, as logged in my training calendar on Strava. Thanks to my FES bike, I was able to cycle around 3600 km in spite of being a high level quadriplegic. I rode 200 times during the year, mostly exercising my legs, though I also exercised my arms once a week for most of the year.  That’s an average of 70 km per week, every week of the year.

How did you fare with your own physical activity program last year?

( Since I don’t have any hand function, here’s a big shout out to my fiancée Julie, my daughter Ceara, my son Andrew, and the therapists at Spinal Injury Alberta, without whose assistance none of this would have been possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you!)

19 Examples of Ability Privilege — Everyday Feminism

17 Nov

http://everydayfeminism.com/2013/03/19-examples-of-ability-privilege/?utm_content=buffer49d2d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Life, love, and loss

1 Nov

Some thoughts by climbing legend Stephanie Davis

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The sounds of paragliding

2 Oct

Get a good pair of stereo speakers and enjoy the sounds that accompany the stunning visual images in this short video about paragliding.