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I find that throwing yourself at something and giving yourself no way out is the best way to try something. In 2010 when I was really into cycling and running, I registered for a sprint triathlon. I told a bunch of people at work that I was doing it. I luckily had a couple of coworkers that were good motivators.
That being said, I'm registered for a 1/2 marathon. And the way things are going now @mrsshoo will be kicking my butt.
Don't worry about running fast either. Seriously. It's better to run a comfortable pace. You will get faster over time. The golden rule is that you should be able to hold a conversation while you're running. You're just going to have to let Mrs Flavius kick your butt for a while.
Thanks - hope to get Mike (BGL) and Jeff (Flavius) posting new stuff again.
The Waterford that is now in Flavius' possession I bought thru a friend of a friend. My buddy passed on the offer to buy the bike. I rode it for a couple thousand miles before passing it on to Flavius. Although there is nothing wrong with getting a new bike when being introduced into the sport of cycling, I think a used bike is the better way to go.
It's not that big of a price tag if the bike is wrong for you or you just don't get into the sport. It's also a great way to get introduced to bike maintenance since most used bikes need a little TLC.
That being said, it was a good day even with the sucktastic head wind for the first 25 miles.
Ready for a 100K?
Try doing some interval training. Run 3 minutes then walk 1. Also make sure to stretch before (yes -before) and after. I've never been a believer in the Couch to 5K program but the training concept is the same. Introduce the body slowly into running.
That being said, I need to get back into running.
Some of my favorites:
Justice - Dance (techno)
The Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come (Punk)
F--k Buttons - Street Horrrsing (Weird noise electronic stuff)
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible (Hipster Rock)
I'm feeling the clydesdale pain too. Also the thought of a metric century which in years past would have been a walk in the park.
I'm 15lbs from pre-"everyone had kids weight". I think I put on sympathy pounds for everyone.