September 1, 2008
I want my leg back.
This morning my husband and I drove with our bikes to a nice Florida-scrubby park with miles of paved car-free path. I rode 19 miles averaging 16.5 mph, and this included heading some brisk Gustav breezes, as well as a bit of sitting up and waiting for my husband to catch up with me. I pedaled and pedaled my own private time trial, passing skaters and other mtb-ers and even a few road bikers, and trying to hang with every road biker who passed me. On the last loop I listened and pedaled to music on the mp3 player (shame on me), and probably looked and sounded like a madwoman as I called out (too loudly, because of the headphones) on your left, thank you! After just under 1:10 I had a nice little heartrate going, and was dripping sweat. But
cannot run, and don't know
'Nuff said. Really.
Posted by joe positive at September 1, 2008 3:15 PM
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I don't mean this to be rude, since I probably can't even ride a bike, but 16.5 mph is just fast enough to rabbit the men's 1500 world record.
All the best in getting back to running.
Posted by: Adeel at September 2, 2008 10:40 AM
Think about how happy you will be to actually run "pain free" in just a few weeks (or less). You are doing all the right things (pool running and biking) that wounded runners would refuse to do. Good for you to pedal hard enough to bust a good HR and a sweat, no matter how fast or how far? I think you will be rewarded for your efforts.
Posted by: Ray at September 4, 2008 3:01 PM
Yep. Nuff said.
Ack! That totally sucks. I am sending thoughts, wishes, prayers, whatever for health and fleet feet. You deserve it. Hopefully as the temps cool you will get your legs back!
Posted by: mindi at September 11, 2008 9:44 PM