A n00b goes racing

Discussion in 'Racing' started by eatpasta, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    Unless you are a Pro/Hero, you should always be completely spent at the end of a race. If you aren't, then you left cards on the table, and you didn't try hard enough.
  2. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    I think I have close to a lifetime total of 9 miles :rofl
  3. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    hell my wife just did a half marathon last weekend....

    :dunno
  4. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    I just did a half push up :D










    JK! back when I was racing
    I used to Mtn bike a minimum of 20 miles a day 4 -5 days a week
    I"ve probably hiked close to 500 miles
    running Just wasn't very feasable with a backpack
    and after hurting my back racing theres just too much pain and recovery time involved with running
    so low impact exercise is the ticket for now,
    surgery is probably in the near future

    BTW Thats awesome Quyen :clap

    I'll be in Death Valley late March so I can't make a spectator / spectacle out of myself at your next race, any tenative plans for after that one
  5. nobrakes

    nobrakes Long timer

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    I bought a Concept 2 rower last August a little past mid-way through the hare scramble season. Since then I've logged almost half a million meters. It will give you all you want and then some. It's low impact on knees, back, hips, etc, but my ass sure hurts after a long week of rowing. Lately I've been focusing more on high intensity interval training instead of long steady burns. Everything I'm reading is saying that intervals are more effective for increasing fitness than longer steady state work-outs.

    Anyway, it's a pretty good cross training tool, great for cardio, and works the legs, core, and upper body:

    http://www.concept2.com
  6. RAZR

    RAZR I'll cut ya

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    hahaha AJ i hope i'm not one of those 4 ADVrs that you were talking about. :dunno :huh


    i won't be racing (or riding) anytime soon.

    after having the doc cut my abdomen open about 12 inches vertically, it will be awhile before i swing my leg over the bike let alone race.:eek1
  7. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Huh? :huh
  8. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    im glad to hear that you are home and heading back to work on tuesday. I hate to hear that you are in the hospital! that sucks....

    hoping that you can be out there racing soon!!

    any word on a more permanent solution?

    :ear
  9. RAZR

    RAZR I'll cut ya

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    Mike, yes, i was in the hospital with a Crohn's Disease flare. my intestine was blocked AND had a hole(perforation). i've been blocked before(inflamation and ulcers), but the hole in the intestine is deadly. i was lucky to have gotten to the hospital when i did.

    the surgery is that they cut a vertical incision through my abdomen (stomach muscles) to open up the abdomen and remove the blocked intestine, and resection it.

    i'll try to get back on the bike in a few weeks, but as far as pushing it, it will be another month or so.

    BUT, i WILL race this season for sure. ASAP !!!:clap



    now, back to eatpasta's thread.... :freaky
  10. CramerTV

    CramerTV Still eating dust

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    Less than two weeks to Checkers!
  11. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I know! im going to try and push for five miles of running tomorrow.

    Also I got some hand strengtheners for the office.... hopefully then Ill have a prayer to finish in the top 10 in class.

    :evil
  12. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    So from this we can infer that the Catalina ankle's no longer the size of a Fairbanks-Morse piston?
  13. CramerTV

    CramerTV Still eating dust

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    I would like to get out there and run too but I find that I spend too much time reading these forums to get up early and work out.

    If the earlier races this year are any indication you'll have a top ten no matter what. There were only 4 or 5 people in your class in Jackrabbits and Desert MC. :clap
  14. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    well sweet! then a top ten is WAY easier!

    :lol3
  15. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    sadly it still hurts! its still a litter swollen, but no, not fairbanks-alaska swollen.

    :scratch

    im just going to have to say that its ligament damage and keep taking ibuprofen and using the tens unit and doing some physical therapy stuff, run on it when I can and hope for the best.

    If found that in the past, perseverance through exercise usually helps.... just as long as you're not damaging it more.

    :dunno
  16. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    had an interesting day today.

    I got a decent start (5th or so to the end of the bomb) but had a decent endo at the end of the bomb..... then about two miles later some guy jumped out in front of me and I went down, and by the time I got the bike started I was in dead last.

    I was feeling like crap but I just wicked it up and Scotty and I went along for awhile. Eventually I pulled away and managed to make it back to around 33rd OA..... Im VERY curious to see how I did in class.

    Scotty did incredibly on his first race on the actual pig - the 650L
  17. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    here's the stuff the wife got this weekend....




    I HAVE NO HEAD

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    scottys bike

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    riders meeting

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    scotty getting ready

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    getting ready to start

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    scotty finishin

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  18. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    AJ finished :muutt
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    :wave

    -M
  19. 1224R

    1224R Long timer

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    Wow!! Glad you guys finished safe!!! Great job!!
  20. RAZR

    RAZR I'll cut ya

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    good job homes!!!!

    i gotta heal this gut and get out there!

    BRRRAAAAAAAAAPP!:ricky