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Comeback 2022 - weeks 25-26


Dave

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Missed that week, however that happened.

Ran again this week (Wednesday) for two miles. Biked after for 8. Total about an hour of work. The bike kept the ITB/hip/etc. nice and loose. No residual tightness or pain. I may be onto something here. Always scoffed at the pro football/basketball players who pedaled on a stationary bike on the sidelines/bench while they waited to get back into the game. I'll stop scoffing now and will be combining this run/ride thing from here on out. At least when the weather permits two wheels.

Since I've been looking into cycles, everywhere I go on the net is filled with adds for them. Nothing with a comma in the price. I'm not "getting into" cycling. I'm just looking for a way to get back to running.

Spent the last weekend in UT for the 45th year HS reunion. Crazy where they found all those old people. From what I've heard over the years, we're an unusually tight group as far as graduating classes go. It was a big class (585 - don't ask why that's a number I still remember). We've had something every five years since 1982. I remember being voted most likely to never get married ... the week before our wedding. Ha. Anyway, this year there were 65 in attendance, including several who haven't come before. Maybe we're starting to wonder how many chances we'll have. We lost at least two more this year.

Made sure to schedule a lunch date with Kevin and Misti - two of the OG Loopsters. Such great people. Happy to see them and hear that they're doing well. Awesome memories.

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Another test today for this side pain. Probably just old guy can't heal stuff, but best to be sure. Then an appointment to donate blood. That'll probably nix the ride this afternoon, but who knows? Riding is SO much easier than running. Maybe I can still go for a few miles. Long one tomorrow.

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I get no credit for helping your comeback?? Cross Train, Cross Train, Cross Train.... lol! Happy to read that things are coming back.

And biking doesn't have to be easier than running. My 8 miles that I ran on Saturday were WAY easier than the 40 miles that I rode on Sunday.

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Glad you got to go to another reunion.  

My class missed their 20th bc of COVID.  Mookie graduates the same year as my 25th reunion.  I hear there will be a big gathering to make up for missing 20. There have been too many from my class who have passed away young.  

Happy running and biking to beat the odds.  Cross training is definitely the name of the game.  

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21 hours ago, ocrunnergirl said:

I get no credit for helping your comeback?? Cross Train, Cross Train, Cross Train.... lol! Happy to read that things are coming back.

And biking doesn't have to be easier than running. My 8 miles that I ran on Saturday were WAY easier than the 40 miles that I rode on Sunday.

You're so insecure, G. Of course I blame you for my new XT habit. I've always figured that running is 4-5 times harder than biking, so 8=40 sounds about right, everything else being equal.

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Glad to hear your making progress with biking.   Biking was my go to activity when I couldn't run due to my hip soreness a couple of summers ago.  But biking seems to take so much more time to achieve the same level of effort as running.   Nice to here that you were able to attend your 45th HS reunion, we didn't have ours last year, probably due to COVID.

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Hmm, is biking easier?  It could be.  Yes, you get to roll down hills or coast to take a break.

There is one effort I can use to compare, Mt. Washington.

I am no speedster at either running or riding.  I ran Mt. Washington 4 times, and rode it once in the official road races.  All my times are around the same, 2 hours(ish).

All 5 trips up were hard, the ride was the hardest physical event I've ever done.  I don't think I'll ever do it again.  The runs were hard, but I'll happily do it again, once Covid settles down.

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