Pan Mass Challenge Training 6-2-08: Walden Pond

Got more than 41 miles in yesterday, including a stop at Walden Pond (no sign of Henry David Thoreau today), and a pass by the Battle Green in Lexington Center.

I am still raising funds towards my $3,400 goal, as I train for the 2-day Pan Mass Challenge to benefit the Jimmy fund, helping kids with Cancer. To sponsor me, go to (http://www.pmc.org/…ofiles.asp) or simply click on the blue PMC logo if you are reading this at www.doughaslam.com.

As ever- thank you!

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Pan Mass Challenge Training 5-31-08

Another relatively short ride today– about 20 mile, but nice scenery alongside the Charles River, and I managed not to plow through a flock of sheep– I mean, French tourists taking up the entire path.

For those of you new to these posts, I am training to ride the Pan Mass Challenge in august- a 2-day, 160-mile ride that is a benefit for the Jimmy fund (children’s cancer research).

To sponsor my ride, please go to (http://www.pmc.org/…ofiles.asp) , or if you are at my blog, simply click on the blue PMC logo to the right.

Thank you!

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Pan Mass Challenge – Training (& English Beat)

Got some more training in for the pan Mas Challenge this weekend. Today (Sunday) was the longer ride, in which I topped 40 miles. However, Saturday I had a bit more fun. In the midst of a 20-mile ride, I stopped at Boston’s Hatch Shell, hung out on a friend’s boat on the Charles River, and caught the English Beat in concert. No better way to train.

Again, thanks to those of you who have sponsored my ride, in support of the Jimmy Fund. I have raised nearly $1,300 of my $3,400 goal. To join the growing list of sponsors, please visit: http://www.pmc.org/…ofiles.asp.

Thanks!

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Pan Mass Challenge: Stepping up training

Got up to 30 miles this weekend. Beautiful morning Sunday, with some great scenery, mostly from Dover MA.

Fundraising is on pace as well, but I could use your help, as I still am more than $2,500 from my goal. That’s only 125 Twitter/Utterz/blog friends sponsoring me at $20 each!

To sponsor, go to (http://www.pmc.org/…ofiles.asp) or simply click on the PMC logo in the right-hand margin of www.DougHaslam.com. Money goes to the Jimmy Fund, fighting cancer in children.

Thanks everyone!

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Utterzcast: preparing for your marathon

With the Boston Marathon just past, my thoughts turn to: how do you prepare for YOUR marathon, that event or task that looms on your calendar? Are you methodical? Do you wing it? Something in between?

With the Pan Mass Challenge approaching in August, certainly thinking on this.

By the way if you care to sponsor my ride, use the ChipIn link on the right at http://doughaslam.com/

Donations benefit the Jimmy Fund, fo research and treatment of cancer in children.

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Pan Mass Challenge: Start of Outdoor Training


I know the Boston Marathon is getting all the attention as I write this, but I finally got on the bike outside this weekend, to officially kick off the outdoor training phase for the Pan Mass Challenge (www.pmc.org). Short ride, but it felt great and the newly-tuned up bike feels incredible.

I also got to fool around with the handlebar camera mount, as you can see. Lesson learned; turning the Flip camera to the side minimizes the "shaky cam" effect. I have no idea why.

As for fundraising– the PMC is a 2-day ride across Massachusetts to benefit the Jimmy Fund for treatment and cures for cancer in children. I am more than $900 toward my fundraising goal of $3,400, die to a number of generous friends out there. From here, I only need 250 of my friends on Utterz, Twitter and elsewhere to sponsor me at $10 (or 125 of you at $20 each), and we’re there.

To sponsor my ride, use the ChipIn widget at the right on http://doughaslam.com/, or go directly to PMC at http://www.pmc.org/…ftinfo.asp.

Thanks to everyone who has helped so far?
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Pan Mass Challenge Training: Picking up the Bike


I have reached the next big step in training for the Pan Mass Challenge: getting my bike tuned up and repaired. My 17-year-old ride is not yet ready to retire (I hope).

The Pan Mass Challenge is a 2-day, 160-mile ride to raise money for the Jimmy Fund, an organization that supports treatment and research for cancer in children.

I plan to do posts along the way to show my training in progress, and produce more media during the ride itself- should be fun!

If you feel so inclined, please sponsor my ride. I only need 292 of you to donate $10 each to reach my goal!

To sponsor, go directly to the PMC site at: http://www.pmc.org/…ftinfo.asp, or go to www.DougHaslam.com and use the "ChipIn" widget at the right to use PayPal.

Thanks!
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Beginning training for the Pan Mass Challenge

I guess I can say I have officially started training for the Pan Mass Challenge (http://www.pmc.org/) in August. The 160-mile bicycle ride across Massachusetts benefits the Jimmy Fund, helping research treatments and cures for cancer in children.

For now I am biking indoors at the YMCA to keep in shape. It’s much harder to keep up the intensity here than on a real bike, but it’s a start.

I am daunted by the ‘official’ training schedule, but I feel if I basically live on my bike starting in Spring and get a few long rides in, I’ll be OK.

To raise the money for my ride, I put a ‘ChipIn’ widget in the sidebar of the blog, to the right. If you feel so inclined, please click and donate a few dollars to help me reach my goal of ,400 (I have actually raised about 50 as of this writing, but am having trouble adding offline contributions to ChipIn). Thanks!

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