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    Doing other sports besides SS MTB?

    I just started running and must say that I have a lot of trouble doing more then 30 minutes.

    Anyone of you do other sports besides single speed mtb?

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    I prefer to ride, but end up running since I don't have much time these days. Takes an extra hour or two to gear up and drive to the trailhead to do a ride, and I kill about 2 or 3 times as many calories running as I do riding the same amount of time. As the weather and amount of daylight improves, I'll try to squeeze in a weekly ride though.

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    I found I was riding so much it was hard to walk for more than 30mins. I have started walking and jogging some days of the week to try and redevelop some basic muscle groups.

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    Re: Doing other sports besides SS MTB?

    Quote Originally Posted by maxforce View Post
    I found I was riding so much it was hard to walk for more than 30mins. I have started walking and jogging some days of the week to try and redevelop some basic muscle groups.
    That was my problem this morning. Did 15min jog and 15min walk and it totally killed my legs. I thought my legs were strong

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    I kayak as well. Can't say I'm much of a runner, two bad knees and two trashed ankles will suck the joy right out of running. I do spend a lot of time on my feet at one of my jobs, walking up and down hills doing all maner of somewhat physical stuff. There are a few very focused stretches that I do to make cycling not quite so hard on my lower back, and those seem to help with mobility in general, make it easier to walk, etc. If you're really interested in those, I'll try to find something about them online, because I'm not sure I know how to describe what you should be doing.

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    Re: Doing other sports besides SS MTB?



    Bought myself a nice set of saucony triumph 10 to get started with running.

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    hate running, but enjoy ice skating at the local rink or just walking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cif View Post
    I just started running and must say that I have a lot of trouble doing more then 30 minutes.

    Anyone of you do other sports besides single speed mtb?
    Start with this.

    Diet.......
    Get a juicer.

    Juice granny apples, watercress, beet root, ginger root, pomegranate.

    Drink this 30 minutes before training.

    Two days a week of progressive resistance body building.
    day 1 upper body
    Day 2 lower body
    Day 3 a long walk
    Day 4 wind sprints with out shoes on.
    Day 5 rest
    Day 6 long bike ride focusing on cadence.
    Day 7 rest.

    Start over.

    This system of training combines with that drink will take you to a fitness level you have never experienced before.

    Stay away from tap water, milk and red meat.
    Stay away from canned anything.
    Forget about supplements, they are a scam.
    Stay away fron soy anything and anything with corn or wheat in it. These three products have all been geneticly modified in the us and areconsidered poison to healthy training athletes.


    If you stay the course on what i have laid out you will become stronger, leaner and your indurance will skyrocket.

    I have proven this to many many athletes. Years of research have led me to this system.

    Take note. Be very mindful of your joints and spine. These parts do not heal.
    Once damaged, they are damaged for life.

    Drink as much of that comba as you would like but do not drink late at night.
    There are nitrates in water cress and beet root that will keep you from sleeping good.

    Upside, nitrates effect erections, no joke, your girl friend or wife will want to know wtf you have changed. We found watercress to be like natures viagra 2x.

    Good luck.

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    I row and play Bball with the kids...too much of any one exercise will leave you hurting when you try something different...previous lifetime I was racing on the road but would work retail for the holidays...first week of standing 8 hours I would be shattered each evening...just standing!

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    i run, a lot more than i ride these days. i'm a marathoner so i run a fair bit.

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    Doing other sports besides SS MTB?

    I run and play basketball a couple of times a week. Now that its time change the guys I play bb with will switch to flag football or ultimate frisbee.

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    Inline speed skates (sorta like one having gear)


    Skates are awesome for the road and paved trails.

    All my bike riding is off road.

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    I run and play basketball like its my job. I can only SS MTB once a week, I play basketball and run almost every day though.

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    Trail run, swim laps, hike and before moving south snowshoeing, skiing and ice skating or hockey on the ponds. Also did a lot of rock climbing but have no climbing partner now.

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    Doing other sports besides SS MTB?

    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1231 View Post
    Start with this.

    Diet.......
    Get a juicer.

    Juice granny apples, watercress, beet root, ginger root, pomegranate.

    Drink this 30 minutes before training.

    Two days a week of progressive resistance body building.
    day 1 upper body
    Day 2 lower body
    Day 3 a long walk
    Day 4 wind sprints with out shoes on.
    Day 5 rest
    Day 6 long bike ride focusing on cadence.
    Day 7 rest.

    Start over.

    This system of training combines with that drink will take you to a fitness level you have never experienced before.

    Stay away from tap water, milk and red meat.
    Stay away from canned anything.
    Forget about supplements, they are a scam.
    Stay away fron soy anything and anything with corn or wheat in it. These three products have all been geneticly modified in the us and areconsidered poison to healthy training athletes.


    If you stay the course on what i have laid out you will become stronger, leaner and your indurance will skyrocket.

    I have proven this to many many athletes. Years of research have led me to this system.

    Take note. Be very mindful of your joints and spine. These parts do not heal.
    Once damaged, they are damaged for life.

    Drink as much of that comba as you would like but do not drink late at night.
    There are nitrates in water cress and beet root that will keep you from sleeping good.

    Upside, nitrates effect erections, no joke, your girl friend or wife will want to know wtf you have changed. We found watercress to be like natures viagra 2x.

    Good luck.
    Although many of your points elude to some sound theories, I think your oversimplifying a bit.

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    Road cycling
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    Used to weight lift when I could afford the time. Too busy now with a family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    shooting my hoyt.
    I'm hoping to draw out this year. Stupid new system kept me from going last year.

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    i'm not at competitive level by any chance but i'm prepared for that zombie apocalypse. me, my bow and SS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by racefit View Post
    Although many of your points elude to some sound theories, I think your oversimplifying a bit.
    Lol ya

    This forum is not ready for any type of program like that. Must be mostly kids. I didnt see one reference to nutrition, sleep, stretching.

    Or just very poor performance. If you want to be your best, you best not waste time posting here by the look of things, its all amatures.

    The question in its self is a failure. Its like skipping from step 3 to step 9 wondering why your not gettting any better lol.

    Cheers folks, just ride the bike for fun, stay under 20 miles a ride and call it done.

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    I used to ride mtb to train for this...Now I ride moto as cross-training for mtb:


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    Road cycling - I'd be doing it now but my bike's in for frame repair so poor me is stuck riding the SS. *grin*.

    Back in the day (like 5+ years ago) I was into rollerblading and a bit of running, other than that I've been a couch (or more like computer) potato.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cools View Post
    Road cycling - I'd be doing it now but my bike's in for frame repair so poor me is stuck riding the SS. *grin*.

    Back in the day (like 5+ years ago) I was into rollerblading and a bit of running, other than that I've been a couch (or more like computer) potato.
    Rollerblading? As in skatepark stuff?

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    I just goofed around and rode around the area, to school, etc.. I never got to the point of being really good at it to learn the cool tricks. Then I had a crash (went flying head first down a hill) and I haven't been doing it much since.

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    Recently have been weightlifting, was actually doing pretty good last summer, then got Mononucleosis, (pretty sure that is spelled right) that stuff - sucks. Drains energy like a battery that has reached the end of its life....
    But, got back into lifting this winter and been liking it, feel better, feel like I am more healthy, trying to eat a little more healthy too.
    Other than that I like to ride racing ATV's, otherwise known as quads, quad-bikes, four-wheelers.... etc.
    Oh, and paintballing, more of a summer sport, but filled in my summer weekends with alot of woodsballing last summer and that was a blast.

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    Doing other sports besides SS MTB?

    Quote Originally Posted by zaskaranddriver View Post
    I prefer to ride, but end up running since I don't have much time these days. Takes an extra hour or two to gear up and drive to the trailhead to do a ride, and I kill about 2 or 3 times as many calories running as I do riding the same amount of time. As the weather and amount of daylight improves, I'll try to squeeze in a weekly ride though.
    Same here. I end up running more than riding these days due to time restrictions. Having very young children makes it hard for me to be gone for 3 to 4 hours riding.

    I try to mix in the elliptical machine a couple of days a week to keep the impact on my body down and weight train a few days a week at lunch.

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    Doing other sports besides SS MTB?

    Hiking and backpacking.

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    I run quite a bit now especially in the off season I also do a lot more road biking now that I live in the city and most trails are in the suburbs.
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    Doing other sports besides SS MTB?

    I've surfed almost my whole life and very , very lucky to have always lived near water and trails.

    I also race OC1, surf ski, sup. A couple of tri's a year and some adventure races.

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    Tennis and surfing here.

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    Trail running, hoops, hiking. I'm only good for about a 5K at at time running. I can pedal half centuries off road that don't hurt me like a 5K.

    Oh and I ride and race bikes with gears...cyclocross, short track, xc.
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    Doing other sports besides SS MTB?

    Skateboarding. Would like to start playing a little tennis again.

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    I'm all about the singlespeed and rock climbing. Both are my loves. I also love back packing if you can call that a sport.

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    BMX Freestyle. Theoretically, it's still a single speed. Both 24" and 20", and I ride a lot of flatland (ground tricks). But I also ride some street. So yeah, my other hobby is still riding bikes.






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    I've been doing a fair bit of trail running as well. It started a couple of years ago after I screwed up my shoulder in a MTB crash, took many months to heal. I just started running on the same trails I rode my bike on. Decided to do some races and worked my way up to a trail marathon last year.

    Start out easy, walk the uphills and run the downs and flats. Increase mileage and speed slowly, it's easy to get overuse injuries running too far too soon.

    I just really enjoy being out in the woods, so when I couldn't bike, I just started running. I also learned that there is a HUGE community of trail and ultra-runners out there. Ever heard of a 100 mile foot race? There are lots of them out there! Can you imagine running for 100 miles straight, in the mountains? I had no clue that stuff even existed, but I am very intrigued now!

    I'm also planning to do some fastpacking this summer, kind of a cross between backpacking and trail running. The idea is to drastically lighten your load so you can move faster and farther each day. This appeals to my singlespeed outlook of doing more with less.

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    Doing other sports besides SS MTB?

    Ultra races/events are the next best thing to mt. biking. The ultra community is just as awesome as the mt. biking community, they love being on the trail and they love drinking beer! Plus, running a 50k, 50 miler or 100 miler will seriously boost your endurance level! I find that the more I run, the better I ride, when it comes to heart/lung endurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just1Gear View Post
    Ultra races/events are the next best thing to mt. biking. The ultra community is just as awesome as the mt. biking community, they love being on the trail and they love drinking beer! Plus, running a 50k, 50 miler or 100 miler will seriously boost your endurance level! I find that the more I run, the better I ride, when it comes to heart/lung endurance.

    Do like all the weight weenies.

    Starve ur self
    Puke after eating
    Hyper finatisize over grams
    Hyperventilate when ever someone calls you out
    Jerk off 3 times a day

    Ok now that you have completely depleted your self, malnurished and destroyed your matabilism.

    Go try new stunts on ur bike.

    Fn unbelievable, these posters here must be teens.

    By the looks of the comments, there are some seriously endoctranated, techno geek stooges here.

    I know the likes, corporate slobers over hiring these idiots. Its all the same thing over and over.
    Young, super dumb, no clue about what it takes to sustain consistant gains and have a giant mouth.

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