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Old 12-31-19, 05:24 AM
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Going Multi-sport

Due to some recent health issues that may have been caused by cycling, or where cycling at least aggregated the problem, Iíve been branching out to other activities/sports. Iím hoping this avoids overuse and other issues that can crop up from doing too much of one thing. Iíve been cycling for 15+ years and will usually ride 4-5x a week...with very little of any other activities mixed in.

Im assuming some folks here have always dabbled in numerous activities, and Iím not just talking triathlon?

I started this in the last few months and my plan for 2020 is to do a little of a lot of things, on no set schedule. I have zero performance expectations as I donít race or compete in any of these activities, I do them purely for enjoyment, camaraderie with friends, stress mgmt, etc.

So in a week, I may go for one long and one short ride, swim a couple times, go for some long walks or hikes, maybe a round of golf or practice at the driving range. I also backpack and will do a couple multi day backpacking trips. I also play some sports with my kid, and I stretch daily and get a massage once a month.
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I walk, hike, run, climb stairs, row, cycle and lift weights.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
I walk, hike, run, climb stairs, row, cycle and lift weights.
how much cycling would you do in the average week or month (# of days, # of hours)?
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Originally Posted by Noonievut View Post
how much cycling would you do in the average week or month (# of days, # of hours)?
Since Rowan has had his accident, and is very, very, very slowly recovering, the amount of cycling we do is anyone's guess. It depends on how he feels, although sometimes I'll Zwift when he's too tired to ride.

Just checked Strava, and I see that I cycled 1,018.7 km this year ... the smallest amount I've cycled in the past 29 years.

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sounds good! for a cpl years I was doing great w/ a bunch of that. but then my personal & work situation changed drastically & threw a monkey wrench into everything. best of luck & here's hoping you stay injury free
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Originally Posted by Noonievut View Post
Due to some recent health issues that may have been caused by cycling, or where cycling at least aggregated the problem.
I am curious to know how cycling has contributed to making your health worse instead of better ??Ö.What health issues were caused by cycling?
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Old 12-31-19, 12:26 PM
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I hike, backpack, climb, ski, swim, lift weights, and bike. Life is more interesting and fulfilling this way.
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I am curious to know how cycling has contributed to making your health worse instead of better ??Ö.What health issues were caused by cycling?
prostate issue. Rest of me health wise is all good thanks to cycling
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In order, I bike, hike, strength train, ski, run, and snowshoe. My weekly hours range from 4 to 20, with 6-10 being most common. 74 now, I used to put in more hours. In the past year, 58% bike, 25% hike, 10% strength, 3% XC ski, the rest misc.
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Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy View Post
In order, I bike, hike, strength train, ski, run, and snowshoe. My weekly hours range from 4 to 20, with 6-10 being most common. 74 now, I used to put in more hours. In the past year, 58% bike, 25% hike, 10% strength, 3% XC ski, the rest misc.
thatís great!
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