7 Minute Miles

Something new on the Lilydale Trail

Posted Sunday, July 18th, 2021 04:31 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 4:31 PM

Reminded me of Lebanon Hills

Originally published by DK on July 18, 2021 at 4:31 pm

Lazy Sunday bike ride

Posted Sunday, July 11th, 2021 08:08 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 8:08 PM

Riding along the big river

Originally published by DK on July 11, 2021 at 8:08 pm

Early 4th bike ride

Posted Sunday, July 4th, 2021 04:01 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Holidays,Weather at 4:01 PM

It was uncomfortable even at 8:30am 🌞

Originally published by DK on July 4, 2021 at 4:01 pm

Workhorses by the big river

Posted Sunday, June 6th, 2021 03:33 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Business,Weather at 3:33 PM

Windy, warm bike ride along the Mississippi

Originally published by DK on June 6, 2021 at 3:33 pm

Chased this guy on my bike

Posted Monday, May 31st, 2021 06:14 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Weather at 6:14 PM

Beautiful day on the big river

Originally published by DK on May 31, 2021 at 6:14 pm

Pro tip: go back for the shot

Posted Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 10:31 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Weather at 10:31 PM

It won’t always look like that – biking on the Mississippi

Originally published by DK on May 11, 2021 at 10:31 pm

Summer in April

Posted Monday, April 5th, 2021 06:58 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Weather at 6:58 PM

85F on April 5 in Minnesota – felt pretty dang good

Originally published by DK on April 5, 2021 at 6:58 pm

Warm river ride

Posted Sunday, April 4th, 2021 06:47 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Weather at 6:47 PM

80F in April on the Mississippi

Originally published by DK on April 4, 2021 at 6:47 pm

Biking with the Bulldoge

Posted Saturday, March 6th, 2021 06:37 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Family,Weather at 6:37 PM

March weather in 2021 has been an A+ (so far)

Originally published by DK on March 6, 2021 at 6:37 pm

The DK Year in Sport

Posted Friday, January 1st, 2021 12:35 am GMT -5 in Biking,Golf,Longform,Running at 12:35 AM

As the clock inched closer to midnight at the end of this extraordinary year, I realized I was only 10K away from 300 miles on my run chart. This was already the highest annual total for the last four years, but I couldn’t end with 293.8 miles, right? Two treadmill sessions later (while watching season two of Dark), 2020 officially ends up with 300.1 miles. This, unfortunately, is mostly hill walking on a treadmill and not running outside on trails. Given the circumstances, though, I’m fine with just having a trend going in the right direction again.

With the lack of a bike challenge at work this year, my overall bike miles dropped significantly from 2019 (634.1 versus 1074.2). Part of that was also due to Erik the Bike Man being massively overwhelmed with business during the pandemic, forcing me to leave my bike at the Highland Store for three prime summer riding weeks for a needed repair. I imagine mileage will go up again in 2021, with more commuting and single track miles, along with a trip or two to outstate trails like Root River.

I can’t imagine how golf could get better in 2021. I played more rounds last season than any other year I’ve kept records. By a lot. We started a little later than normal because of the initial lockdowns (first round: April 23 at Willingers), but the weather was good all season and we played all the way into the beginning of December. My handicap dropped quite a bit this year, so there is definitely something to be said for more practice (even if I did it all on actual courses).

Grateful (in so many ways) to get to do these things. Now on to programming for the new year…

Originally published by DK on January 1, 2021 at 12:35 am

Hello, deer

Posted Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 04:54 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature,Wildlife at 4:54 PM

This amazing weather week continues

Originally published by DK on November 4, 2020 at 4:54 pm

Get it while you can, Minnesota

Posted Monday, November 2nd, 2020 05:09 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Weather at 5:09 PM

Winter is coming (and it’s dark at 5)

Originally published by DK on November 2, 2020 at 5:09 pm

Last of the fall bike rides?

Posted Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 02:26 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Weather at 2:26 PM

Winter is Coming

Originally published by DK on October 14, 2020 at 2:26 pm

Metro colors are popping

Posted Thursday, October 8th, 2020 10:22 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature,Weather at 10:22 PM

Get it while you can

Originally published by DK on October 8, 2020 at 10:22 pm

Rollin’ on the River

Posted Monday, October 5th, 2020 03:20 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature,Weather at 3:20 PM

Some color on the Mississippi

Originally published by DK on October 5, 2020 at 3:20 pm

Quick post-dinner ride

Posted Monday, August 31st, 2020 06:48 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Family at 6:48 PM

MK under the High Bridge, Saint Paul

Originally published by DK on August 31, 2020 at 6:48 pm

Summer on the river

Posted Saturday, August 29th, 2020 07:35 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Weather at 7:35 PM

Beautiful day in Minnesota along the Mississippi

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2020 at 7:35 pm

Train break

Posted Sunday, August 23rd, 2020 10:13 am GMT -5 in Biking at 10:13 AM

Get those bike rides in while you can

Originally published by DK on August 23, 2020 at 10:13 am

Totally an A+ weather day

Posted Monday, August 17th, 2020 04:27 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Weather at 4:27 PM

Perfect Minnesota summer weather

Originally published by DK on August 17, 2020 at 4:27 pm

Good to be back

Posted Thursday, August 6th, 2020 01:43 pm GMT -5 in Biking at 1:43 PM

Still mad at Erik the Bike Man, though

Originally published by DK on August 6, 2020 at 1:43 pm

Biggest tree on the trail

Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 03:26 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Family at 3:26 PM

Biking with MK on the Mississippi

Originally published by DK on July 15, 2020 at 3:26 pm

A splash of color

Posted Thursday, July 9th, 2020 07:18 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 7:18 PM

Mississippi River, Saint Paul

Originally published by DK on July 9, 2020 at 7:18 pm

Rollin’ down the river

Posted Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 08:07 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 8:07 PM

Today’s bike ride sight: the Anson Northrup

Originally published by DK on June 10, 2020 at 8:07 pm

A bench with a view

Posted Saturday, May 30th, 2020 06:34 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 6:34 PM

Mississippi River, Saint Paul

Originally published by DK on May 30, 2020 at 6:34 pm

Battling the Creek

Posted Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 06:01 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Family at 6:01 PM

Battle Creek Regional Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on May 26, 2020 at 6:01 pm

Today’s biking buddy

Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 04:33 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Family at 4:33 PM

SK on Raspberry Island

Originally published by DK on May 20, 2020 at 4:33 pm

Deceptively cold and windy

Posted Friday, May 8th, 2020 04:45 pm GMT -5 in Biking at 4:45 PM

Barges are like water choo-choos, right?

Originally published by DK on May 8, 2020 at 4:45 pm

The George King

Posted Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 09:09 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Family at 9:09 PM

River biking is fun

Originally published by DK on April 28, 2020 at 9:09 pm

A Sunday ride in the park

Posted Sunday, April 26th, 2020 06:24 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Family,Weather at 6:24 PM

Nice to have a new riding buddy

Originally published by DK on April 26, 2020 at 6:24 pm

Somebody got a new ride

Posted Friday, April 24th, 2020 04:25 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Family,Shopping at 4:25 PM

MK and her purple hooptie

Originally published by DK on April 24, 2020 at 4:25 pm

Ridin’ the big river

Posted Saturday, April 18th, 2020 04:41 pm GMT -5 in Biking at 4:41 PM

New route today – back over ten miles too

Originally published by DK on April 18, 2020 at 4:41 pm

The morning commute

Posted Friday, August 2nd, 2019 01:32 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Work at 1:32 PM

Started work late, but will still probably be here 14 hours

Originally published by DK on August 2, 2019 at 1:32 pm

Perfect 612 summer morning

Posted Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 10:47 am GMT -5 in Biking,Weather at 10:47 AM

YAAAAS

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2019 at 10:47 am

New Hiawatha trail fence

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 11:00 pm GMT -5 in Biking at 11:00 PM

Wonder how long this one will last…

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Wut

Posted Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 11:06 am GMT -5 in Art,Biking at 11:06 AM

Didn’t really know what that was until today…

Originally published by DK on July 16, 2019 at 11:06 am

Spot the bunny

Posted Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 04:37 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 4:37 PM

Miss the bunnies per mile ratios

Originally published by DK on July 9, 2019 at 4:37 pm

These should do the trick

Posted Friday, June 21st, 2019 03:18 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Fashion,Shopping at 3:18 PM

Feel better already after just a couple miles…

Originally published by DK on June 21, 2019 at 3:18 pm

Mission Accomplished

Posted Monday, June 3rd, 2019 10:53 am GMT -5 in Biking,Personal,Work at 10:53 AM

Who let the guy with the TBI win?

Originally published by DK on June 3, 2019 at 10:53 am

Great tech here

Posted Friday, May 10th, 2019 01:53 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Friends,Sports at 1:53 PM

Congrats to Yagya and Atomic Data on some very smart work

Originally published by DK on May 10, 2019 at 1:53 pm

River still a bit high

Posted Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 04:04 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Sports,Weather at 4:04 PM

…but got to ride the whole river path today (before the rain)

Originally published by DK on May 8, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Big iron, little iron

Posted Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 12:50 pm GMT -5 in Biking,History at 12:50 PM

Bandana Square + Rockhopper

Originally published by DK on May 7, 2019 at 12:50 pm

Beautiful day to ride

Posted Monday, May 6th, 2019 12:16 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Sports,Weather at 12:16 PM

I’m so out of shape – this month should help a lot

Originally published by DK on May 6, 2019 at 12:16 pm

New purchases

Posted Saturday, April 27th, 2019 03:12 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Personal,Sports at 3:12 PM

Part I – protect the brain

Originally published by DK on April 27, 2019 at 3:12 pm

I could so do this

Posted Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 10:59 am GMT -5 in Biking,Business,Cars at 10:59 AM
DitchWithLyft

The $300 Lyft credit and 11-month Metro Go-To card would be awesome…

Originally published by DK on September 26, 2018 at 10:59 am

NotATweet: Biking home after football

Posted Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 06:48 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Football,Weather at 6:48 PM

It was really nice having my bike (and clothes) to ride home after the game – perfect September weather

Originally published by DK on September 23, 2018 at 6:48 pm

Still blooming in September 💯

Posted Monday, September 10th, 2018 08:39 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Nature at 8:39 PM

Wonder how much longer I’ll get to ride home…

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2018 at 8:39 pm

The other side of the tracks

Posted Monday, July 16th, 2018 12:44 am GMT -5 in Biking at 12:44 AM

Finally biked across the river

Originally published by DK on July 16, 2018 at 12:44 am

Not the outcome I wanted

Posted Monday, June 4th, 2018 03:54 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Work at 3:54 PM

But still proud of the 430+ miles I rode

Originally published by DK on June 4, 2018 at 3:54 pm

No trespassing

Posted Sunday, May 20th, 2018 04:52 pm GMT -5 in Biking at 4:52 PM

Sign, signs, everywhere a sign

Originally published by DK on May 20, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Rain? What rain?

Posted Monday, May 14th, 2018 08:43 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Weather at 8:43 PM

That wasn’t super fun

Originally published by DK on May 14, 2018 at 8:43 pm

Bike month continues

Posted Friday, May 11th, 2018 03:14 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Food,Friends at 3:14 PM

A little hard to ride after half a Carbone’s large

Originally published by DK on May 11, 2018 at 3:14 pm

My middle name

Posted Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 06:31 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Movies at 6:31 PM

First wet ride during the challenge

Originally published by DK on May 8, 2018 at 6:31 pm

Greetings from Saint Paul

Posted Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 02:19 pm GMT -5 in Biking at 2:19 PM

Day one of the bike challenge was beautiful

Originally published by DK on May 1, 2018 at 2:19 pm

Trying something new today

Posted Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 08:41 am GMT -5 in Biking at 8:41 AM

Bike + Choo-choo

Originally published by DK on April 24, 2018 at 8:41 am

Sunday bike ride in the 651

Posted Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 03:35 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Weather at 3:35 PM

Never tire of the big river

Originally published by DK on April 23, 2017 at 3:35 pm

Can’t wait for Sandcastle ’17

Posted Saturday, April 8th, 2017 07:43 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Food at 7:43 PM

11 miles via bike from our loft

Originally published by DK on April 8, 2017 at 7:43 pm

Stadium Life

Posted Thursday, July 7th, 2016 08:12 am GMT -5 in Biking,Football,Work at 8:12 AM

More and more each day

Originally published by DK on July 7, 2016 at 8:12 am

Bike rack city

Posted Thursday, June 30th, 2016 08:05 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Work at 8:05 PM

Love the shadows

Originally published by DK on June 30, 2016 at 8:05 pm

Cisco Customer Forum

Posted Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 03:30 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Technology,Travel at 3:30 PM

These people are really organized

Originally published by DK on December 8, 2015 at 3:30 pm

End of the road

Posted Friday, July 24th, 2015 07:18 pm GMT -5 in Biking at 7:18 PM

I thought they approved millions to open up this bridge for bikes

Originally published by DK on July 24, 2015 at 7:18 pm

Lebanon Hills Rocks

Posted Friday, July 3rd, 2015 03:27 pm GMT -5 in Biking at 3:27 PM

It’s “the bench”

Originally published by DK on July 3, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Hello old friend

Posted Friday, March 13th, 2015 05:14 pm GMT -5 in Biking at 5:14 PM

Bike season is back

Originally published by DK on March 13, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Volunteering this year

Posted Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 04:41 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Friends,Running at 4:41 PM

Nice to see Mr. Berglund again at the Arrowhead 135 finish line

Originally published by DK on January 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm

2015 Arrowhead 135 Results

Posted Monday, January 26th, 2015 12:09 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Links,Running,Skiing at 12:09 PM

http://www.arrowheadultra.com/index.php/results/2015-results

Originally published by DK on January 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Burned off part of dinner

Posted Sunday, January 11th, 2015 10:56 am GMT -5 in Biking,Travel at 10:56 AM

Exercise room, 12th floor, St. Paul Hotel

Originally published by DK on January 11, 2015 at 10:56 am

Great having others at Leb

Posted Saturday, September 6th, 2014 03:51 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Family at 3:51 PM

MK and CK drove over too

Originally published by DK on September 6, 2014 at 3:51 pm

WD-40 fixes all

Posted Friday, May 30th, 2014 10:23 am GMT -5 in Biking at 10:23 AM

Lebanon Hills mountain bike trails, Eagan

Originally published by DK on May 30, 2014 at 10:23 am

My bike tried to kill me

Posted Thursday, May 15th, 2014 05:39 pm GMT -5 in Biking at 5:39 PM

Gears locked up – flipped over the handlebars

Originally published by DK on May 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Tin Frame Rusted

Posted Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 03:26 pm GMT -5 in Biking at 3:26 PM

The old Fuji is worn down, but still rides

Originally published by DK on May 3, 2014 at 3:26 pm

2014 Running Plans

Posted Monday, January 27th, 2014 11:30 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Longform,Marathons,Running at 11:30 PM

All these crazy Arrowhead 135 athletes have me inspired to set some goals for 2014 and start to seriously decide on races for the year. I’m currently only registered for one race right now – the Get in Gear 10K on April 26th. I’m also in the New York City Marathon lottery, but will likely email them to take my name out (no money for a full-blown New York trip this year).

So what do I want to do? Registration for the TC 1 Mile opens Saturday and I’ll sign up and try to make it four in a row versus Megan. I’ve got the ultra bug and probably should’ve signed up for the Superior 50K, but that race just filled. Both of their fall races (the 50 and 100) require a previous trail ultra, so those will have to wait. I’m seriously considering the Zumbro 50 that Megan did last year, but it’s coming up soon (April 12th) and I’m not sure I really want to run much outside the next few weeks. Oh, I’d like to do this sometime too…

I still really want to run the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon in South Dakota on June 1st, but that would require at least one hotel night expense. I really missed Grandma’s last year and have a place to stay for that race (June 21st). The other benefit to that race is that since it usually doesn’t fill, I can wait until the last minute and still register.

With New York likely out, my fall marathon spot opens up and I’d kinda like to check Iowa off the 50-state list by running the Des Moines Marathon on October 19th. I’d miss Twin Cities, but those two races are always too close together, so maybe I’ll take a year off from the hometown race.

Decisions, decisions…

Originally published by DK on January 27, 2014 at 11:30 pm
 

Personal Records & Mileage

  • Mile - 6:10
  • 5K - 21:42
  • 10K - 44:40
  • Half - 1:38:40
  • Full - 3:43:32
  • 50K - 7:37:00
  • 2021 Run Mileage: 304.8
  • 2021 Bike Mileage: 438.4

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