Enjoy being injury free on your bike

I’ve been running as a short cut to getting fitter and it is working. I’ve got to the stage were I can run a bit faster. Previously my speed was so slow that there was no need for a warm up. In fact I had forgotten the importance of warming up. On the bike you roll out the drive and slowly get up to speed.  Injuries are rare. This morning I rode to the shop (warm up)  and then headed straight up through the golf club. There was a competition on and I watched the players lining up like the pros. I wasn’t laughing to them as I’d do the same. I try to look good and be good at everything that I do. I think that that is how you get better, copying the experts. Unfortunately I think that I look pretty naff running as I am still trying to get some speed, strength and with that style. About 10 minutes into the run, on the steep part of the climb, I felt strong enough to increase my speed. This was great until my ham string went. I stopped and tried again but it hurt. Knackered, I had to walk back past all the golfers.

Now I know why so many runners come into the shop looking for bikes. Its so damned frustrating. I wish I’d got warmed up and started slower. I pray that it’ll not effect my riding. I’d planned a hard road ride for Sunday. Ice and Ibofreeze tonight.

About questadventure

Old git cyclist (road, gravel, commuter and mountain bike rider and racer), skier, snowboarder, once a windsurfer, husband, father, bike shop owner, fitness fanatic, cook, linguist.
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