Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Lubbock, TX
Bikes: Masi Vincere (2011); Diamondback Interval (1993); Miyata SSCX build (c. 1990)
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Cross-training: some thoughts
Cycling made my quads big --> climbing while running way easier;
Descending on bikes is easy and effortless --> descending while running very poor;
These two things remind me that I should run more frequently, so that the hamstrings don't atrophy.
Tried to eat a Snickers Marathon bar during a tri in Sept (on the bike) and realized that eating and riding is hard; tried to have a trail mix Clif bar during a half-marathon today and realized that chewing and running is harder. Solution? Stop trying to eat during athletic events. Unless you guys have a clever solution.
Had a Power Bar raspberry gel after my half today, and in combination with a banana, a blueberry muffin, and a bagel bit, felt pretty awesome.
Had a handful of nuts (almonds) which are said to have awesome anti-inflammatories inside (and I just love almonds); realized they weren't working within 45 minutes and took a serious ibuprofen & bath and got near-instant relief.
Finally, running 13.1 reminds me just how easy riding 13.1 is. Committed to never complaining about 15 mile 90% max intervals again.
That is all.