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Cycling to lose weight has been chosen as the new name for my exercise program.

Originally I was calling my program running to lose weight, but as my fitness level has improved I have begun cycling again more frequently. Now I find that I am cycling more than I am running or walking..anyhow here is my july diary

Wed 1st July

I was going to cycle some 2hrs but the weather turned bad and gave any exercise a miss.

Thurs and Fri 2nd/3rd July

Walked 1 hour each day( approx 4 miles)

Sat 4th July

Ran 4.5miles in sub 40 mins with 4min run/1 min walk schedule

Sun 5th July

Cycled about 11/2 hrs relaxo

Mon 6th July

Nil training

Tuesday 7th July

Ran 4 miles approx 36mins 4min run 1min walk schedule

Wed 8th July

Cycled 2hrs 15mins about 42 miles..feeling half fit:)!

Walked 1hr

FRIDAY 10TH nil training

Sat 11th July

Cycled 2hrs 10 mins

If I lose my target of 18kgs before next spring I have promised myself one of the
Cervelo Bikes for time trialling

watch this space!

Sunday 12th July

Ran 5miles sub 45 mins with 4 mins run and 1 min walk

Mon 13th July

Walked 1 hour

Tuesday 14th July

Ran 5 miles sub 45 mins ran 4 mins walk 1 min

Wed 15th July

Cycled 3hrs/ 54.5miles

Thurs 16th July

Walked 1hour at Tollymore Forest.

Fri 17th July

Walked 1hr

Sat 18th JulyCycled 3hours

Sun 19TH July

Ran 5 miles run 4 mins walk 1 min sub 44mins.

Mon 20th July

Cycled 1hour to work and back.

Tues,Wed and Thurs 21-23rdst July nil training..watched TDF and drank vino!Fri 24th July nil(TAKE THIS AS AN UNOFFICIAL REST WEEK:))

Sat 25TH July

Cycled 1 1/2 hours, feel like swine flu coming on.

Wheels come off, and Mr Blobby returns..see latest update…

Follow up my future progress at my cycling diary here.

Pg2 of diary

To find out about the origins of this exercise program follow the link to running to lose weight

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