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10 years ago @ Blog Cycle Run - And so it begins. Again. · 0 replies · +1 points

The blog is alive again! And we have a comment - you're related to him - but we have a comment!

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.

11 years ago @ Blog Cycle Run - Hicks and Freds · 0 replies · +1 points

Nope, did not get to it. Been hard enough trying to rides around here with the heat.

Thanks - hope to get Mike (BGL) and Jeff (Flavius) posting new stuff again.

11 years ago @ Blog Cycle Run - Hicks and Freds · 0 replies · +1 points

That was so ridiculous, it was awesome!!

11 years ago @ Blog Cycle Run - Study: Used bikes get ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I see a lot of cruiser / hybrid bikes on Craigslist. I imagine they were bought on a nice day. My favorites are the barely ridden 10-speeds from the 80's going for $200.

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.

11 years ago @ Blog Cycle Run - Five decades · 0 replies · +1 points

Okay - I quit.

11 years ago @ Blog Cycle Run - Five decades · 2 replies · +1 points

Not the best photo at all. The only photo I have of Jeff is him blowing a snot rocket out.

That being said, it was a good day even with the sucktastic head wind for the first 25 miles.

Ready for a 100K?

11 years ago @ Blog Cycle Run - Running is the devil · 1 reply · +1 points

I think you're physically fit to do running. It is just your legs freaking out to the physical impact of running. Cycling is so low impact and your muscles get so accustomed to the ease of working. They throw some middle fingers in the air for the rest of your body when they have to do some real work. It's like taking a hard worker out of a desk job and expecting them to perform just as well on a construction job site.

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.

11 years ago @ Blog Cycle Run - Pearl Jam is the best ... · 1 reply · +1 points

I can't take anything with too many words when I work out. I go from one extreme to another.

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)

11 years ago @ Blog Cycle Run - Running is hard, even ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Talk about goals. I have hard enough time just trying to work 8 hours of day without wanting to crawl up into ball and nap.

11 years ago @ Blog Cycle Run - The Clydesdale · 1 reply · +1 points

Is this because I called you my favorite chunky monkey the other day? That was in reference to my son; not you!

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.