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Forum: General 07-09-2018, 06:58 PM
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Posted By AMFADVENTURES
International Brain Health Initiative

It appears the Rocky Mountain MS Center has joined a number of other renowned neurologists world wide in this new MS specific initiative to promote brain health in people with MS and to pressure...
Forum: MS Fitness 06-26-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,797
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Congrats on the Assiniboine CL3, well done,...

Congrats on the Assiniboine CL3, well done, longer race than I thought it might be!

Wish I could say I did as well. Unfortunately I didn't ride at all in the MS 150 this year, my back got worse,...
Forum: MS Fitness 06-20-2018, 07:47 PM
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Views: 4,797
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Bad Tunafish

Hey Dave, you sure are right about the heat! We had about ten days of major heat on here, like mid nineties every day. Even getting out early was marginally effective because you couldn't get very...
Forum: MS Fitness 06-02-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,797
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Got 60 miles with 5,000 ft. of ascent, HALF WAY...

Got 60 miles with 5,000 ft. of ascent, HALF WAY TO THE TRIPLE BYPASS. Only two problems. I'm 2/3 of the way through training, only six weeks left, I could use at least 12. And, it took me six...
Forum: MS Fitness 05-29-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,797
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
I know, I know, I'm late, I'm late, way past due...

I know, I know, I'm late, I'm late, way past due for an update, so here it is.

But first, Marina, sorry to hear you'll be laid up and missing some rides but do hope you'll continue to check in with...
Forum: General 05-29-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 258
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Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Van, well, at least you've managed to find the...

Van, well, at least you've managed to find the best MS website on the internet. Dave has put together a reasonably comprehensive set of resources for learning about and coping with this condition...
Forum: MS Fitness 04-30-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,797
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Wind Weenie

Still staying with the Triple Bypass schedule, within bounds allowed by the weather anyway. My recorded activities look a little strange though, got 12.5 hours in last week but only 4.5 the week...
Forum: MS Fitness 04-21-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,797
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Adapt and move forward

It's Saturday - and it's snowing - again. On the good news front, I managed two climbing days last week, I got 41 miles and 3400 ft. in on Sunday and 9.5 miles with 1300 ft. in on Tuesday. In light...
Forum: MS Fitness 04-21-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Hey GS, I take a fair bit of aspirin or generic...

Hey GS, I take a fair bit of aspirin or generic extra strength excedrin, although generally after exercise, not before. I do the maximum recommended dose of two 325 MG pills, which seems to take the...
Forum: MS Fitness 04-04-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,797
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
I understand your frustration Marina, seems like...

I understand your frustration Marina, seems like not long ago I was in a similar situation. Sometimes we do need to take time for ourselves to concentrate on bringing ourself back to where we want...
Forum: MS Fitness 04-01-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,797
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Bummer Marina and Dave, one of the hazards of...

Bummer Marina and Dave, one of the hazards of being active I suppose. No one can accuse you of not trying. Hope you're back in form soon.

The last two weeks here have been great, in spite of a...
Forum: MS Fitness 03-18-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,797
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Triple Bypass training

Did the first ride of my Triple Bypass training schedule yesterday. 40 miles, a little over 3 hours, pretty flat. Tried to keep my heart rate down, concentrate on cadence and pedal stroke. Didn't...
Forum: General 03-18-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
One of the things I appreciate about this Web...

One of the things I appreciate about this Web site Dave, is the straight shooting honesty where it's needed, PC Police be damned, along with all of the factual information of course.

I was a late...
Forum: MS Fitness 03-15-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,797
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Just back from a couple of weeks of beach time in...

Just back from a couple of weeks of beach time in Florida. About 3 weeks ago we got 6 inches of snow then the temp turned way down and stayed there and I got the same head and chest crud Veronica...
Forum: MS Fitness 02-17-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,797
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
The weather hasn't been conducive to riding...

The weather hasn't been conducive to riding lately, cold and windy with a scattering of snow every three or four days. I did get one pretty good ride in, 50 miles that included a few short hills but...
Forum: MS Fitness 02-06-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,797
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Training update

I love the wind - sometimes

Got out on the bike 3 days last week but only for about 70 miles total. Most of these were leisurely rides, ie: slow. The warmer days generally come in on the back of a...
Forum: MS Fitness 01-29-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,235
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Tomzas, what I have read on frequency of...

Tomzas, what I have read on frequency of resistance training is for people under the age of about 50, 3 times per week is ok, possibly with a reduction every 3rd or 4th week. For people over 50, 2...
Forum: MS Fitness 01-28-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,797
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Ron, my own story is pretty similar. I spent a...

Ron, my own story is pretty similar. I spent a couple of years moving into a more progressive form of MS which I finally seem to have gotten under control with Rituxan. I do believe exercising...
Forum: MS Fitness 01-19-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,797
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Really a great report Veronica. Talk about...

Really a great report Veronica. Talk about finding a way and moving forward, definantly you. Next year, the ski bike!

Ps: glad you had snow.
Forum: MS Fitness 01-17-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,797
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Triple Bypass

Veronica, hope the skiing went well, I am looking forward to the report. It hasn't been a banner year for snow here but of all areas of the state, you picked the best one. Sorry about the weather...
Forum: MS Fitness 12-23-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,739
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Oooops, I ate the cookie Dave. And it's brother,...

Oooops, I ate the cookie Dave. And it's brother, And it's sister - And maybe a few cousins too. Then there were those chocolate covered pecans my sister always sends - horribly addictive little...
Forum: MS Fitness 12-12-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,739
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Gotta hand it to you Dave, getting out for a ride...

Gotta hand it to you Dave, getting out for a ride right after getting home is above and beyond, and for intervals no less!

Wish I could say I'm doing that well. Holidays and stuff going on at the...
Forum: MS Fitness 11-29-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,739
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Hey Marina, it does get to be a lot doesn't it? ...

Hey Marina, it does get to be a lot doesn't it? This is the weight workout I can do in about an hour. I do it twice a week. I use 9 upper body machines. I do 3 sets on each machine, one set of 12...
Forum: MS Fitness 11-28-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,739
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Thanks girls, finishing the ride without having a...

Thanks girls, finishing the ride without having a shoulder to lean on was certainly a confidence booster in terms of self reliance. In the final analysis, it really only cost me a slower walk across...
Forum: MS Fitness 11-25-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By AMFADVENTURES
Cindy, I've done a fair bit of cycling at...

Cindy, I've done a fair bit of cycling at altitude and I can't say it's affected me any more than anyone else just because of the MS. Drink plenty of water, the body needs more at altitude. Sounds...
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