Okay, I’ve tried everything that I can think of to ride my bike better, to no avail. So, I give up and am just going back to doing things that I don’t necessarily think make me ride faster, but enhances my general life.
So, after the cross race, I went MTB riding for a couple hours with some of my friends. A super cold front came through yesterday and the low was into the single digits, so yesterday I decided to go running. I haven’t run in a long time. I ran over to the park and did hill repeats. It is one of my favorite places because George, a very special dog, is buried at the top of the hill. It was his favorite place to roam in the world. So, I like it a lot too.
I thought I was going to cripple myself. The jury is still out on that, but I’m hoping for the best. The morning I spent 3 hours on my hand and knees doing a making a shower basin. This morning we’re going to screw up a bunch of cement board and finish the drywall. It’s an upstairs bathroom, so there is a lot of walking up and down stairs carrying a lot of weight. Should be great after the hill sprints yesterday.
I’m not sure why my hamstrings are so tight nowadays. That is mainly my problem. Especially the left. I’ve been doing a ton of stretching and some weird bridges that are supposed to help, but so far it hasn’t done a thing. Maybe the running will shock them back into cooperation.
It is supposed to be cold once more today and then a warming trend. I’m going to look for as many races as I can the next month. Obviously training isn’t working that great, so I guess I need to turn to racing to get race fit. It is kind of tricky using cyclo-x races to get fit. It’s a fine edged sword. I could sure use a nice stage race right about now.
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