ilanarama: me on a bike on the White Rim trail (biking)
[personal profile] ilanarama
I haven't been posting lately (geez, in over a month!) because I haven't been doing much. After the 1-2 punch (or 2-1, actually!) of the Double and the 50K, my right hamstring and ITB let me know in no uncertain terms that they needed a breather. So I have been taking a break from running in the hopes that I'll be able to start training for the Boston Marathon on schedule at the beginning of December.

In the meantime I've been getting massages and doing strengthening and stretching exercises, and biking a lot, or at least, a lot for me. When the weather is crappy I spin on the recumbent exercise bike in the basement, which is seriously boring, so I can't manage it for very long at a time. When the weather is good, though, I go mountain biking. I am not very good at mountain biking, and there are only two local loops I can do without carrying my bike over large portions of the trail. Fortunately, the more I do it, the less I suck at it - but I still suck!

Here is someone who does not suck. I don't think I could make some of these jumps on foot that he does on a bike! But wow, what amazing scenery porn this is. I would love to hike this mountain ridge (without a bike)!

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Date: 2014-11-23 06:11 pm (UTC)
blnchflr: Running (running)
From: [personal profile] blnchflr
Sorry to hear the hamstring and ITB weren't complaining for kicks, but go you for taking it seriously and takinga break from running!

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Date: 2014-11-23 06:17 pm (UTC)
blnchflr: Art by Peter Holck (Peter Holck)
From: [personal profile] blnchflr
Well, bugger :(

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Date: 2014-11-23 07:16 pm (UTC)
dwenius: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dwenius
[spoiler alert]

Oh sure. Just casually front flip over barbed wire on your bike after hours of hard trail. No big whoop.

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Date: 2014-11-23 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wait what I don't oh my god that's - *ahem* oh I guess it's OK even if he never actually pedals down off that crazy rock in the still shot *yawn*

I'm not convincing you with my attempt to be blase am I.

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Date: 2014-11-24 03:19 am (UTC)
sobelle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sobelle
Good lord, there's no way I can even imagine that ride, I'm having heart palpitations just watching it!!

Sending serious good vibes for hamstring recovery!!

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Date: 2015-01-26 04:46 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
All with wet socks.


ilanarama: me, The Other Half, Moab UT 2009 (Default)

August 2017

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My running PRs:

5K: 21:03 (downhill) 21:43 (loop)
10K: 43:06 (downhill)
10M: 1:12:59
13.1M: 1:35:55
26.2M: 3:23:31

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