I've been running after work... and I hate running...
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    I've been running after work... and I hate running...

    Running the stadium, to be more precise. Up and down stairs.

    Been doing it twice a week, so far. This Tuesday it was feeling a little easier so I threw push ups in at the bottom of the stairs.

    I woke up today not sore (cept for the arms and shoulders) for the first time since I've been doing it. So I'll do an extra round or two today, or maybe I'll sprint every other column. Plus the push ups.

    I'm thinking that the stair running will give me the best bang for the buck. Not to mention that it's in the shade by the time I get out of work. I wore my HRM for the first time while doing it last Thursday and my heart rate was through the roof the entire time. It's a much different feeling than keeping a mellow hr and going for hours on end, like I do with the bike.

    Both of my bikes are busticated and I haven't had the cashola to fix them yet, so I was looking for something to do while I got the money and time together. This seems to be working, and tolerable. For running. And for some reason running the stairs seems to be better on my joints than regular running. wtf?

    Just ranting!


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    What do you need to fixicate your bikes?

    Friends don't let friends run.
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    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeDaddio
    And for some reason running the stairs seems to be better on my joints than regular running. wtf?
    Less drop from the height of your step to the cold, hard concrete.

    Keep up the good work, and get your goddamn shifter replaced already. Holy ****stick.
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    you need a shifter? i've got a spare DA front shifter collecting dust. pm me if you need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moschika
    you need a shifter? i've got a spare DA front shifter collecting dust. pm me if you need it.
    Just get fixed and forget about the shifters.
    If you focus on the past, you will never see the future.

    Every day I wake up is a good day!

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    I don't know what happened to me, but now I look forward to running and haven't ridden snce MS150 in April

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    i enjoy evening runs. took a while tho.
    And it just hurts in the very best way possible without a high priced dominatrix.---Ronsonic

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    I used to enjoy running stairs

    now it just makes me hurl

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    Parts I got, for the most part. The front shifter is in my garage. I need more time, than anything. Cables and housing and bar tape is about all I've got left to buy, and I'll be able to take care of that after my next paycheck.

    The CX bike is second in line because there's so much that needs to be done to it, but it's the one that really has me excited. I've got most everything for that cept the BB, chain, and rear hub. Other than that, that thing just needs a day where I can put it all together.

    Today's run was actually fairly nice. I took it easier today because I'm going tomorrow. But the weather here in OC is to die for right now. I'm at home and I'm going to see if I can't convince my dad to let me practice my portraits with him after I shower and eat.


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    While fountains fill with second-hand perfume and sodden trading stamps
    They'll hang the bullies and the louts that dampen down the day" - EC

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    uphill running repeats are about the best exercise imaginable for fitting you up in a hurry.
    they have been my personal means of kicking off a new training year for over a decade now.
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    Fix the bikes and and start doing bricks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WI B16
    Fix the bikes and and start doing bricks!!!
    We don't have any brick roads in our area so when I start riding again it will be on the same old concrete roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCF
    I don't know what happened to me, but now I look forward to running and haven't ridden snce MS150 in April
    Welcome to the darkside...there is plenty of room.

    //still enjoys mountain biking.
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    'cross season looms....


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    Running stairs will build leg strength like crazy... it'll also cut body weight quickly if you are doing it right. 20 minutes a day is a strong serving of HTFU.
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    try the stadium stair running, wearing 20 pounds of gear, boots, body armor, a gas mask (on yer face), and carrying a shotgun over your head. ah, those were the days.
    One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know.

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