Saturday, 25 June 2011
I've Got A Bike!
Had to dig my old racing bike out of the spare room and find my cycling shoes which were stored up in the loft [an exercise in it's self!] , the calf muscle is no better!
After 18 years it was time to start some cycle training again!
Now I remember reading in Peak Performance magazine how they got a group of runners to replace 3 of their runs a week with cycle hill sprinting [out of the saddle], seems they all improved there 5K times [not how sure how fit they were to start with?].
Anyway, I did have a really good year running in the summer of 2003, was it by any coincidence that I use to cycle to work and back [2 miles each way] Riding a very big gear out of the saddle all the way?
The idea I guess is to really work on the muscles you use for running, so I did 10 miles which included many efforts up the short hills of Selworthy Rd and surrounding area.
Well first was the shock and realization that I'm just not as powerful on the bike as my prime days!
Oh well I still got a bloody good workout and I was grovelling by the end!
The cycling gave my calf muscle no problems which is a good deal as the muscle is getting increased circulation as well as making it stronger which hopefully should speed up the recovery process!
Well that;s it for now!
Not sure why but I really like the cover song By Danny and his Daughter doing Sid Barrett's BIKE , pretty sure it would put a smile on Sid's face if he was still around!
OK and here's Danny and Jasmine doing a real classic!