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Old 01-02-15, 12:01 PM
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Happy New Year and BF Roll Call. Who's still here ?

Been a while. With school and my recent move,, I'm ashamed to say I haven't ridden but a handful of times since August. Plan on jumping right into it as I dusted off my bike last night.
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I'm here. Tho riding has been not as often as I'd like due to various things.
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Old 01-02-15, 11:51 PM
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Sup, G-money?! You jarhead, leatherneck, Oorah, superlifah mutha****ah!!
90 hits on your thread and still nobody home.. tsk tsk...
I'm still round. Very round. Still trying to work off the pounds from when I got hit by a truck and spent two months in a cast playing stupid Xobox. About the same time this happened, more than a dozen great microbreweries opened up within 5 miles of my place. And now that I've paid off the mortgage, I have plenty of beer money.

Foot-cast, great beer, Xbox, extra money = perfect storm of fitness failure.

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Old 01-03-15, 12:48 AM
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I'm here. In the middle of a grand experiment called "zero to marathon in 2 months". So far the impression is that I can do it but it will be tight (mileage is below target, so far only up to 9 miles in a single workout). Running is surprisingly hard to mix with cycling. Each long run = at least 72 hours of muscle pain (either quads or hamstrings, it seems to vary) during which cycling is not pleasant. Conversely, I tried to do a 2 hour bike ride followed by a long run next day and I had to cut it short at 5k because of aching hamstrings. I try to do long runs spaced 72 to 96 hours, which means that there's basically no room in there for cycling.

The event is on 1/18, after that, if I don't injure myself running the marathon or preparing for it, I'll switch to a saner schedule. Tour de Palm Springs century is in the plans.
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Old 01-03-15, 02:07 AM
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Still here too. Another year older and slower...
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Old 01-03-15, 04:07 AM
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still here. moved beginning of december and still trying to dial the place in (which will take till april realistically).
hit my beginning of the 2014 year cycling goals in mid-november and cruised to the finish of the year. haven't done
a substantial ride in a month. only did 387 miles last year in january and february combined
so looking for nearly double that this january and february. time to get cracking. i really need to get up to the santa
monica mountains for a century ride.
perhaps a socal forum ride somewhere is in the works-non?
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Old 01-03-15, 07:36 AM
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Women! Represent!!

Happy New Year everybody...
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Still here. More bike ridin'...less bike fixin'...bikes pilin' up!
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Old 01-03-15, 01:26 PM
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Still here. Multiple achilles tendon and calf injuries (non-cycling related) have slowed me waaaaay down. I've been relatively pain-free for about a month now (knock on wood), so I'll be slowly ramping up the miles.
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Still here. I just got back from Europe where I saw people ride in 3 inches of snow. So now I'm motivated!
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I injured my knee doing couch to 5k and am slooooowly getting back on the bike. I think I'll hit the road in about 20 minutes after scarfing down a banana or two, as a matter of fact.

This winter cold snap has made my knee hurt more too. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Happy New Year!
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Still here, don't check too often though since it doesn't seem like much is going on.

Here's my cycling year in review that I put on facebook:

It's the end of the cycling year and since all of my cycling fb friends are posting total cycling stats for 2014, here are mine:
Total Miles: 11,425.
Total feet of elevation gain: 730,864.
Total days ridden in '14: 321.
Bicycle commutes to work: 132.
Most Challenging ride: Devil Mountain Double Century (April 13th).
Centuries: 30,
Double Centuries: 7.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
I injured my knee doing couch to 5k and am slooooowly getting back on the bike.
What was the couch to 5k schedule?
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Old 01-03-15, 11:13 PM
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What was the couch to 5k schedule?
It sounds like you're probably familiar with it, but I was on week 2, which is pretty tame... jog 90 sec, walk 120 or something like that for 20 min, and a 5 min warm up and cool down before and after. My wife had hip replacement 16 months ago and she's doing great with it, but my knee ... lacks cartilage. The total is I think 8 weeks to a 5k. I saw your zero to marathon post and I think some more cartilage fell out of my knee.

I was only doing it so I could do a sprint tri with my family this Feb (race the base in Los Al). It looks like I better ramp up the bike training so I can at least finish in the same calendar day as everybody else.
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It sounds like you're probably familiar with it, but I was on week 2, which is pretty tame... jog 90 sec, walk 120 or something like that for 20 min, and a 5 min warm up and cool down before and after. My wife had hip replacement 16 months ago and she's doing great with it, but my knee ... lacks cartilage. The total is I think 8 weeks to a 5k. I saw your zero to marathon post and I think some more cartilage fell out of my knee.

I was only doing it so I could do a sprint tri with my family this Feb (race the base in Los Al). It looks like I better ramp up the bike training so I can at least finish in the same calendar day as everybody else.
I'm not really familiar with running training schedules, I'm mainly operating on the assumption that most of them are full of ***. In part because I don't have 8 weeks to ramp up to 5k and another 16 weeks to ramp up to a marathon after that. My wife ran a 1/2 in Vegas on 11/16 and found out that there's a cool jacket offered as a prize to finishers in Phoenix on 1/18 (but only to those running a full marathon) ... so I thought, what the heck, I'll write a schedule, give it a shot and see what happens. I have a general theory about running training and injuries and I asked because I wanted to see if your case fits my theory. Week 2 injury sounds quite unfortunate. I guess I'm much younger than you? As far as I remember, you didn't look all that old in photos, but both myself and my wife expect to get at least another 20 years out of our original hip joints.

I'd like to do a tri some time too, but I don't know how to swim - or rather, how to swim well. I can do doggy paddle, but anything more complex, like crawl, makes no sense to me. It's a future area of improvement.
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Old 01-03-15, 11:59 PM
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I'm not really familiar with running training schedules, I'm mainly operating on the assumption that most of them are full of ***. In part because I don't have 8 weeks to ramp up to 5k and another 16 weeks to ramp up to a marathon after that. My wife ran a 1/2 in Vegas on 11/16 and found out that there's a cool jacket offered as a prize to finishers in Phoenix on 1/18 (but only to those running a full marathon) ... so I thought, what the heck, I'll write a schedule, give it a shot and see what happens. I have a general theory about running training and injuries and I asked because I wanted to see if your case fits my theory. Week 2 injury sounds quite unfortunate. I guess I'm much younger than you? As far as I remember, you didn't look all that old in photos, but both myself and my wife expect to get at least another 20 years out of our original hip joints.

I'd like to do a tri some time too, but I don't know how to swim - or rather, how to swim well. I can do doggy paddle, but anything more complex, like crawl, makes no sense to me. It's a future area of improvement.
Ah - I'm a special case. I was hit by a car 15 years ago or so (I'm 46 now), and that pretty much nuked the cartilage in my right knee, so running is USUALLY pretty painful after about 100 yards. The couch to 5k is a sort of structured interval training tool you can put on your phone, so I thought it would be a useful motivator. Unfortunately, my knee appears to be the limiting factor, still. I even have a super fancy unloader brace from my last round of surgeries, I thought that might do the trick. Alas.

The tri is only featuring a 200 yard swim, and it's at the end, so i reckon even swimming like a rock will be doable.

My 11 yr old son is a speedy little bugger running (23 min 5k time) and he's a talented swimmer. He likes to ride his bike with me but usually it involves a ton of chatter. If he ever focuses on speeding up, I'm in trouble.
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Ah - I'm a special case. I was hit by a car 15 years ago or so (I'm 46 now), and that pretty much nuked the cartilage in my right knee, so running is USUALLY pretty painful after about 100 yards. The couch to 5k is a sort of structured interval training tool you can put on your phone, so I thought it would be a useful motivator. Unfortunately, my knee appears to be the limiting factor, still. I even have a super fancy unloader brace from my last round of surgeries, I thought that might do the trick. Alas.

The tri is only featuring a 200 yard swim, and it's at the end, so i reckon even swimming like a rock will be doable.

My 11 yr old son is a speedy little bugger running (23 min 5k time) and he's a talented swimmer. He likes to ride his bike with me but usually it involves a ton of chatter. If he ever focuses on speeding up, I'm in trouble.
That sounds interesting. I think I can handle a 200 yard swim without sinking. I'll have to think about it.

23 min 5k is really good, especially for a 11 year old! My best so far is just under 29 on a treadmill and under 30 outdoors (partly I'm not fully adapted to running, partly it's extra weight, which I also can't ditch because I can't train more frequently than I do, and I don't want to diet.)

If you still want to train for the run, try this. Start with the last distance you covered comfortably. (If it was a jog/walk combination, that's fine.) Space runs 4 days apart. No biking the day before or after a run. Increase distance 10-20% every time. Do 30 g of protein powder after every run and once a day on rest days.
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Good luck with the marathon Engine, that is a big jump. I am still trying tot get back into running form from 18 months ago, kjnee hurts.

Hey Genaro, did you move in to the new house? You want to ride around you loop later today?
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Still here, don't post as much. This forum isn't as lively as it once was so there's not much reason to check here.
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I'm here. Tho riding has been not as often as I'd like due to various things.

Still here... Beachgrad were you riding through the "Canyon" Sunday?
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Calamari - Congrats on paying off your home. I still have 29.5 yrs left on mine. Hope your leg is healing

Hamster - Careful on the training program. I always ramped up for 12 weeks. That is with a solid base. Always used Hal Igdens training program.

Lesper - Yes, moved back in July - missed your post this weekend as I was out of town, but will have to make a trip soon.

Good to see everyone else on here. I've peeked every once in a while and haven't seen much activity. We'll have to change that. Hope to see you guys around!
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I'm here. In the middle of a grand experiment called "zero to marathon in 2 months". So far the impression is that I can do it but it will be tight (mileage is below target, so far only up to 9 miles in a single workout). Running is surprisingly hard to mix with cycling. Each long run = at least 72 hours of muscle pain (either quads or hamstrings, it seems to vary) during which cycling is not pleasant. Conversely, I tried to do a 2 hour bike ride followed by a long run next day and I had to cut it short at 5k because of aching hamstrings. I try to do long runs spaced 72 to 96 hours, which means that there's basically no room in there for cycling.

The event is on 1/18, after that, if I don't injure myself running the marathon or preparing for it, I'll switch to a saner schedule. Tour de Palm Springs century is in the plans.
If I can finish a marathon with a torn meniscus and 6 months after surgery of a ruptured ACL from basketball, you can do it also.

Cut back on cycling and add miles on your run gradually. I was doing about 30-40 miles a week before my 1st marathon. I stop cycling completely to train for the marathon. I'm doing my 3rd marathon (Surf City) coming up next month in Huntington Beach. Good luck with your training.

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If I can finish a marathon with a torn meniscus and 6 months after surgery of a ruptured ACL from basketball, you can do it also.

Cut back on cycling and add miles on your run gradually. I was doing about 30-40 miles a week before my 1st marathon. I stop cycling completely to train for the marathon. I'm doing my 3rd marathon (Surf City) coming up next month in Huntington Beach. Good luck with your training.
Ran/walked 13.1 yesterday. Seems like there's a new and different problem every time I run. This time it's blisters (only started bothering me by mile 10 or so. I blame wrong type of socks.) I try to spread runs far enough to deal with these things one at a time. Two weeks to go. I think I'll try to do 16 or so next weekend and then dial it down.
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Been a while. With school and my recent move,, I'm ashamed to say I haven't ridden but a handful of times since August. Plan on jumping right into it as I dusted off my bike last night.
I'm still here, check the forum a couple time a week. Since co-founding Zwift (game for bicycle trainers) I've ridden very little. I used to be a SART ***** and now I'm out there once every 4 weeks - maybe. Did Mt baldy twice in 2014?

I pumped my tires up this weekend, but I didn't actually ride.

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