Monday, September 6, 2010

To Find a Way

Me and the Bike

Saturday and Sunday’s Bike Rides (9/04-9/05/10)

The epic bike rides continue!  To campus and back, to campus and back: I am a bike-riding, science-doing machine.  I find myself feeling very happy about the Saturday morning ride for its rejuvenating and cleansing effects; the Sunday morning ride I think I could do without because I’d rather be running.  I have to find a way to more gracefully integrate my biking commute with my running goals.  This weekend I didn’t run at all—I was actually feeling a bit run down.  My calves were sore and hurting a bit from Thursday’s run, but more importantly, I was very tired.  I even took a nap on Sunday afternoon.  That was nice.

I don’t think that biking, as an activity, is bad for my running.  Rather, I’m afraid of doing too much at once, so I hesitate to run on days when I’ve spent almost an hour on the bike.  For now, I think I am going to have to do my long runs during the workweek.  These runs aren’t particularly long yet—I’d like to do another 20-minute run this week and then bump it up to 30 next week—but it always takes a lot of motivation to run after work.  But in the end, the effort always pays off.

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