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Apr 28, 2016 5:53 PM # 
matzah ball:
Way to go! So much of it is mental and motivation related as you commented a while back.
Apr 29, 2016 3:19 AM # 
true, true, good to know the legs are still good. I feel if I can lighten up, I could really go fast. this time last year I was literally 20 lb llighter, crazy. but I was injured and doing mainly cycling for my base. I read an article recently on run injuries and one of the main risk factors was cycling, haha. counter-intuitively, obesity was protective, I guess because we go slower and fewer miles and therefore less impact injuries
Apr 29, 2016 11:01 AM # 
matzah ball:
why cycling? I always looked at cycling as great cross training.
Apr 29, 2016 5:47 PM # 
they don't know why, that's just what the numbers show. I would guess from my experience that an athlete who is primarily a cyclist and tries to run train with hard intervals, does not have the run base to absorb the hard impact of running. also for me, my hip flexors were so tightly limited by the cycling position, that caused me a lot of problems in my fast run stride, which requires open hips. I'm not surprised at all by that, ie. cycling a risk factor for run injuries.
Apr 29, 2016 7:43 PM # 
matzah ball:
ok, good points...but if you are already running quite a bit, i would think a positive not a negative.
Apr 29, 2016 9:17 PM # 
I agree, running just a problem for the primary cyclist. now that I'm a primary runner type, I should be toughened to injury . . . just can't lose weight for the life of me. have faith it will eventually come off. likely not in time for the big 1500s coming up.
Apr 29, 2016 10:27 PM # 
matzah ball:
You know, I would love to lose my achilles inflamation, buckling knee, stressed hamstring, awkward hip mechanics, low top end speed, and shortness of breath. can't lose those for the life of me. still looking forward to the big 1500's though.

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