Yesterday I went out and did a less than 10 mile hike. I’m not nearly as crippled as I thought I’d be after doing that.
Cyclists are very good a walking, hiking, running uphill, but worse than horrible when having to go down. The problem of hiking in the mountains is that, what goes up, must come down. That was the case with me yesterday. I felt pretty stellar going up, but by the time I got back, actually about a mile before getting down, my legs started feeling like jelly. I made it, though.
I like walking in the mountains. I’m up in Idyllwild, CA, in the mountains above Palm Springs, CA. The temperatures were hot, upper 80’s. I though it felt great, but for around here, it is hot I guess.
I didn’t bring a bike, so today, this morning, is another day of hiking. That is what I want to do, so it is perfect. I’m not sure how I’m going to hold up today though. I doubt it will be as good as yesterday, but I assume it is good training for cross. At least it gets my legs into some sort of mode for dismounting.