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Old 03-16-2014, 05:56 PM
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So at the start of this year, I decided it was time for a life change. Eat healthier and exercise regularly. I am at the point, where I don't want to think that I am over 50% thru life. I want to Still have over 50% left.

Been going to the gym, and decided to race mountain bike XC series. Well after the 1st race- I was hurting. At that point I had been going to the gym for about a month. So I just continued hitting the gym. Last week, I went riding the 300 for the first time this year.

I felt good, didn't get tired like I used to. It made a huge difference in how hard I could ride, and for how long. When we were done- I was fine, not tired. I could have kept riding. That was what I hoped for, and its working. I have a long way to go, and the hardest part is making it a permanent part of my day to day activities.

So today, I had my second mountain bike race. (Port gamble) Heavy rain, greasy thick mud. And it started with 2 miles of uphill doubletrack. Followed by muddy, tight singletrack. I finished, and I didn't feel beat. Right now 5 hrs later-still ok. More to come-looking forward to the D100,and some other offroad endurance races to try out on the 300.


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Old 03-16-2014, 06:46 PM
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Wait 'till your "in shape". Riding the "tough" stuff, won't be as tough anymore.
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Old 01-03-2015, 01:34 AM
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Its been a year now that I've been exercising, eating better, etc. The rides don't tire me out near as much, and less sore after rides. Its nice to be able to "push" it for a longer ride.
So I feel making the change was something I should have done long ago.
I even raced a Downhill MTB event and placed 1st. Looking forward to the upcoming XC series to see how it goes.
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:23 AM
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Big ups for starting & conviction.I always said the hardest part of any training is turning up for training.
As soon as this Christmas cake is gone I'm starting.
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