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    How are you staying in shape while it's raining/cold?

    I haven't been riding much due to combination of weather, work and laziness. And no Judo/MMA training due to other injuries. So here's my routine to keep my fitness up until I'm back on the bike more often:

    25 pushups x 3 sets
    25 burpees x 3 sets
    10 x 30lb dumbell curls x 3 sets
    10 x 30lb dumbell kickbacks x 3 sets

    I do this routine 2x per day, every other day.

    What exercises do you find translate well to mountain biking?

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    Iíve been riding my bike...itís not that wet out there! I rode today; the trails were a little slick here and there, but nothing to stop one from riding.

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    My riding really hasn't been affected by the rain. If you watch the weather closely and know where to ride you'll find windows of opportunity. And I eat little chocolate donuts to have the energy to get out there and do what needs to be done. Also, PH.

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    I always do yoga twice a week, I can ride in the morning or evening and do yoga in the afternoon no problem as long as the rides aren't too hard. Other than that, I've been riding the trainer indoors with a Trainerroad plan. Been off the bike after MLK day due to a concussion, and the rain has been in full swing as long as I've been recovered from that. I'm actually in better shape than I've been in the last year -- I'm seeing noticeable improvements in my endurance and top-end fitness just from the past month. I'm planning on keeping this up when the rain stops, I used to think I only had energy to either ride the trainer or ride outdoors but I think with enough consistent trainer work I'll have the stamina to do both.

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    Hitting the weight room to keep my legs, core, and back from shriveling up. Some rowing or stationary cycling for cardio.

    On non-gym days, Kettlebell Simple & Sinister routine: warm up, 100 swings, 10 Turkish get ups. Simple but effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notsendy View Post
    Hitting the weight room to keep my legs, core, and back from shriveling up. Some rowing or stationary cycling for cardio.

    On non-gym days, Kettlebell Simple & Sinister routine: warm up, 100 swings, 10 Turkish get ups. Simple but effective.
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    Youíre a Pavel fan! I know these guys pretty well.
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    Been riding my bikes. Outdoor and indoor on the really bad days.

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    I just ride my bicycle. Other workouts would help my fitness, but Iím lazy and those usually arenít as fun.

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    I can't say that I'm in the same shape as I was in October, when I was riding three days a week consistently, that's for sure. So far however, I have been able to get at least one ride in per week, which allows me to at least spin my legs out and get my HR and respiration into the zone for a good period of time. So far, so good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    I haven't been riding much due to combination of weather, work and laziness. And no Judo/MMA training due to other injuries. So here's my routine to keep my fitness up until I'm back on the bike more often:

    25 pushups x 3 sets
    25 burpees x 3 sets
    10 x 30lb dumbell curls x 3 sets
    10 x 30lb dumbell kickbacks x 3 sets

    I do this routine 2x per day, every other day.

    What exercises do you find translate well to mountain biking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forest Rider View Post
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    I didnít say they are pretty push ups! Lol!

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    How are you staying in shape while it's raining/cold?

    I think itís a matter of motivation for me. When itís gloomy I sometimes have a hard time getting motivated to ride. Similarly when itís sunny I have a hard time getting motivated to work!
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    It will have been 3 weeks this weekend since my last ride or even a run. Been too busy at work to take advantage of the few good days we had. Even if it was questionable I wasn't able to make it. Then I got sick over this weekend for the first time in more years than I can remember.
    Even before 3 weeks ago I've been down to 1 or 2 a week.
    Fitness is falling fast.

    I need to figure out some at home workout to get motivated.
    Can't wait for the weather to break. I think I'll start up a training schedule. I have never bicycle trained in the past but have trained as a runner for years, until just a couple years ago.

    I'm in CA where 'weather breaking' isn't really a thing. But at least not ride while it's pouring. My last run was 4 miles in the rain, light rain with a bit of heavy rain. No big deal once you commit. I don't mind MTB in the rain but it's hard to get me out to road ride in the rain. As for MTB, I'll risk the weather and if I get caught so what, but I don't usually get out in the rain if it is raining at when I'm leaving the house.

    Our weather has been pretty bad the past few weeks, so yeah, need to find option B.

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    Been skiing this awesome powder. Really good leg and core workout, at least for my weak ass.

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    It's been rough. I set up a Wahoo trainer, my Zwift account and an ipad, semi-permanently in front of the tv. I figure, if it's on the ready, it'll get much more use.

    Minutes used during 2019... zero.

    I'm starting to hike more... and walk the dog.How are you staying in shape while it's raining/cold?-img_2809.jpg
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    Been running. I thought Iíd knock off an item on my bucket list and run a marathon. I registered for one in May and have been ratcheting up my miles. Saturday I ran my longest run ever at just over 14 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post

    I'm starting to hike more... and walk the dog.
    Hogan is the tits for this- great trail hiking/running + dog friendly (i.e. no leash) + no mud = perfect!

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    Daily long walks and hikes. In my neighborhood, a 3 mile walk is a 1000ft of climbing. Just doing it briskly to get the heart rate up. Not doing many rides due to weather and short days as itís getting dark when I get home. I tend not to ride as much when itís wet because I hate washing drying and lubing a muddy bike. Got a gravel bike now so Iíll start doing some more road rides
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    Skiing and drinking beer. Embrace the fat. Keeps you warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamis View Post
    Daily long walks and hikes. In my neighborhood, a 3 mile walk is a 1000ft of climbing. Just doing it briskly to get the heart rate up. Not doing many rides due to weather and short days as itís getting dark when I get home. I tend not to ride as much when itís wet because I hate washing drying and lubing a muddy bike. Got a gravel bike now so Iíll start doing some more road rides
    The hikes are awesome.

    So cool to get the body moving and warm and making even cold forests feel comfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckee Trash View Post
    Skiing and drinking beer. Embrace the fat. Keeps you warm.
    I'm staying warm by eating. Amazing how that works. Even ice cream warms me up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    HTFUíing and riding in the elements.
    For sure, some of that!! Those roads and fire roads are getting old though.
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    I never stop riding. Mountain bike and kitesurf year round here. It doesnt get below freezing here in winter.

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    Shoveling snow

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCWages View Post
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    You mean digging your truck out of that mud hole?!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    You mean digging your truck out of that mud hole?!!
    Haha yeah. I made it past the mud hole. I got stuck in the deep ruts leading out of the wet area. I needed another 3" or so of chassis to ground clearance to make it though slowly. Had I not stopped I probably could have charged through. I had plenty of momentum. When the Taco tugged me out It didn't take much to get me unstuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yahooo View Post
    Been running. I thought Iíd knock off an item on my bucket list and run a marathon. I registered for one in May and have been ratcheting up my miles. Saturday I ran my longest run ever at just over 14 miles.
    Congratulations.
    It's amazing how we can build into those long miles.
    I get a greater satisfaction from long runs than I do on long or exerting rides.
    I enjoy both sports but I do miss running since cannot do it as much as I did a few years back.

    Good luck on your training and come event day!
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    Trail building and maintenance when its too wet to ride.

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    Nice another fellow MTB-Crossfitter. Here's a shot from a recent lifting session. I guess riding and lifting keeps the quads toned.
    How are you staying in shape while it's raining/cold?-lift.jpg
    I've also been running and sneaking in some "gravel" rides on the MTB during the dry windows between rain.

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    typical winter stuff..

    Still in shoulder replacement rehab mode but now without PT. I try to lift 3 times a week, use the treadmill, walk a shit ton and ride when i can. Ive found that ford bikes are a cool alternative to subjecting myself to AC transit to get home on days that i cant ride into work due to weather and/or will. The bikes take a bit of time to set up correctly but i like the just ride it and leave it part

    The other thing that seems to help me YMMV is eating better and changing up the diet so that i "feel" better....oh and beer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post
    Nice another fellow MTB-Crossfitter. Here's a shot from a recent lifting session. I guess riding and lifting keeps the quads toned.
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    I've also been running and sneaking in some "gravel" rides on the MTB during the dry windows between rain.
    Nice bar float! Snatch or Clean and Jerk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post
    Nice another fellow MTB-Crossfitter. Here's a shot from a recent lifting session. I guess riding and lifting keeps the quads toned.
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    I've also been running and sneaking in some "gravel" rides on the MTB during the dry windows between rain.
    woah. daheck man? Looks sketchy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    woah. daheck man? Looks sketchy.
    Looks like perfect snatch form, but he might be cleaning this, can't tell!

    This guy is 6'0" 220lbs, that's a 440lb snatch, double body weight. Insane!


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    What is this 'in shape' you speak of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    What is this 'in shape' you speak of?
    Eat:

    25 popsicles x 3 sets
    25 brownies x 3 sets
    10 x beer curls x 3 sets
    10 x bags of chips x 3 sets

    I do this routine 2x per day, every other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Nice bar float! Snatch or Clean and Jerk?
    - it's the snatch mid-pull

    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    woah. daheck man? Looks sketchy.
    It is sketchy - if you don't have the coaching and technique down. But fun none the less.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    I haven't been riding much due to combination of weather, work and laziness. And no Judo/MMA training due to other injuries. So here's my routine to keep my fitness up until I'm back on the bike more often:

    25 pushups x 3 sets
    25 burpees x 3 sets
    10 x 30lb dumbell curls x 3 sets
    10 x 30lb dumbell kickbacks x 3 sets

    I do this routine 2x per day, every other day.

    What exercises do you find translate well to mountain biking?
    50 - as for your routine, may I suggest some more lower body work. So instead of doing above 2x/day. Do the second session as lower body:

    - burpee set (same as above or less)
    - dumbbell squats (option to hold weight on shoulders for more challenge)
    - dumbbell lunges
    - 1 arm dumbbell snatches

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    For all the folks who ride rain or shine: Doesnít riding soggy trails just tear them up (in a bad way)? Are you riding road/street/gravel instead? My local spots get soggy and stay that way for days after a downpour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notsendy View Post
    For all the folks who ride rain or shine: Doesnít riding soggy trails just tear them up (in a bad way)? Are you riding road/street/gravel instead? My local spots get soggy and stay that way for days after a downpour.
    Depends on the spot. If you're leaving ruts in the mud with your tires, you are certainly causing damage that will have to be fixed or will worsen over time. But, that might be OK if 1) it's a Midpen EBPRD etc trail that gets dozered every year anyway after rain 2) it's that one spot that never dries out on an otherwise dry trail (if you didn't ride through it you'd never ride!) 3) you built the trail and maintain it and are going right back to fix it 4) you're still building the trail and it's not yet open to the public 5) you get the idea. It's not a black and white thing, but for the most part I'd say it's not cool to ride sloppy trails unless you're confident you will fix the damage or you're already paying for a $50 million HQ for the trailbuilders, and you're confident they will fix the damage. Some of the people in this thread are smart about the trails they ride in the wet or fix up after themselves, and some have a "more for me" attitude when trails are too wet too ride -- you can guess who's getting good karma and who's not.

    Personally, I do a lot of trailbuilding in the area, so I don't feel guilty riding my trails when they're a little too wet. But there are a few trails I will stay off for a week or more after rain opting to hike them and work on drainage instead. If I see someone riding the trail during those weeks, I make a point to stop them and point out what they're doing, all the drier trails they could ride, and ask them to at least contribute to trail maintenance in the future. I've converted a few people, and I've also been spat on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notsendy View Post
    For all the folks who ride rain or shine: Doesnít riding soggy trails just tear them up (in a bad way)? Are you riding road/street/gravel instead? My local spots get soggy and stay that way for days after a downpour.
    Many area of Fort Ord benefit from the rain. It's not hard to put 20 plus mile routes together that don't degrade the trails. Rain rides out there are really wonderful. The views, wildlife and trails take on a different character.

    Grab a CX bike or a rigid singles speed, pick up a decent rain jacket and gloves, a pair of wool socks, take a thermos of something warm, grab a friend and GO explore - it's a blast out there. NOTHING duplicates or replaces the physical and emotional benefits of a shared adventure while being outside on a bicycle *

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post
    - it's the snatch mid-pull



    It is sketchy - if you don't have the coaching and technique down. But fun none the less.



    50 - as for your routine, may I suggest some more lower body work. So instead of doing above 2x/day. Do the second session as lower body:

    - burpee set (same as above or less)
    - dumbbell squats (option to hold weight on shoulders for more challenge)
    - dumbbell lunges
    - 1 arm dumbbell snatches
    Good thoughts! This is my 'work capacity' workout I do to keep my strength up during injuries or off lifting season. I mix it up and do kettlebell swings/snatches and goblet squats etc. Once my shoulder is back to 100% I will start back on a 4 day split lifting routine.

    Having the flexibility to do ass to grass snatches with a barbell is impressive. I don't do any Oly lifting anymore. I do have a cool pair of vintage shoes however!

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    For upper body I've been doing calisthenics for upper body and for legs a mix of weights for deadlifts and squats. Been doing this for maybe the past 3 months. The 2 months before that I was doing more of a weight lifting split that focused a little more on building muscle. Cardio is either running or riding weather permitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafekett View Post
    Personally, I do a lot of trailbuilding in the area, so I don't feel guilty riding my trails when they're a little too wet. But there are a few trails I will stay off for a week or more after rain opting to hike them and work on drainage instead. If I see someone riding the trail during those weeks, I make a point to stop them and point out what they're doing, all the drier trails they could ride, and ask them to at least contribute to trail maintenance in the future. I've converted a few people, and I've also been spat on.
    I just bought a mini shovel with an integrated saw, so hoping to get out and do some cleanup after this storm blows over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notsendy View Post
    I just bought a mini shovel with an integrated saw, so hoping to get out and do some cleanup after this storm blows over.
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    I picked a good time for mesh surgery. It is easier to tolerate the inactivity of recovery when the there is a foot of snow outside on the deck. I have my 2 week follow-up today. Hopefully I'll be cleared to get on the trainer at least. No lifting for at least 2 more weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Good thoughts! This is my 'work capacity' workout I do to keep my strength up during injuries or off lifting season. I mix it up and do kettlebell swings/snatches and goblet squats etc. Once my shoulder is back to 100% I will start back on a 4 day split lifting routine.

    Having the flexibility to do ass to grass snatches with a barbell is impressive. I don't do any Oly lifting anymore. I do have a cool pair of vintage shoes however!
    Nice. Took me a couple years to get decent mobility. Yoga every week as well!

    I love the KB as multi-purpose training tool. I'm trying to get riding partners to do more weights and crosstraining. The ones that have started - no more weak core and back pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post
    Nice. Took me a couple years to get decent mobility. Yoga every week as well!

    I love the KB as multi-purpose training tool. I'm trying to get riding partners to do more weights and crosstraining. The ones that have started - no more weak core and back pain.
    No one realizes how weak and immobile they are until they try to do an overhead squat with a broom stick. There's no better solution to health and longevity than a good diet and recreational weight lifting.

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    Another great option is to go climb Nisene after a storm and carry a hand saw. Climb till you come across trees down and work up a good sweat cutting limbs and trees to clear the trail. Good Karma and workout.
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    I went to crossfit for the first time last night after no exercise the past 15 years but recreational cycling and "running." My upper legs locked up just from the warmup. I'm going back though even though I'm an old feck and it will be three or four weeks before I can do some work without feeling runover. I think it might take me to dark places I haven't seen for a while. Any tips for beginners are welcome...

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybabe View Post
    I went to crossfit for the first time last night after no exercise the past 15 years but recreational cycling and "running." My upper legs locked up just from the warmup. I'm going back though even though I'm an old feck and it will be three or four weeks before I can do some work without feeling runover. I think it might take me to dark places I haven't seen for a while. Any tips for beginners are welcome...
    Do 1/4 the amount you feel like you can do for the first few weeks, unless you want to be needlessly sore for weeks and risk injury. Ramp up very slowly. It doesn't take much with compound movements (deadlift, snatches, etc) to over do it, at first. Drink a lot of water and stretch 2x the amount of time you workout. Spend some time on the floor with a foam roller and a lacrosse ball. Find a pull up bar, and hang for as long as you can for a few sets. Don't use straps deadlifting, ever. Google: Kelly Starrett, start learning body maintenance the way he does it.

    This is one of the strongest humans in the world. His mobility is unbelievable. This is the goal.


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    With bike still in shop and too wet to ride motos, I'm turning into a gym rat. New knee & rebuilt shoulder require PT, yoga, & gym. For life I suspect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5k bike 50cent legs View Post
    Do 1/4 the amount you feel like you can do for the first few weeks, unless you want to be needlessly sore for weeks and risk injury. Ramp up very slowly. It doesn't take much with compound movements (deadlift, snatches, etc) to over do it, at first. Drink a lot of water and stretch 2x the amount of time you workout. Spend some time on the floor with a foam roller and a lacrosse ball. Find a pull up bar, and hang for as long as you can for a few sets. Don't use straps deadlifting, ever. Google: Kelly Starrett, start learning body maintenance the way he does it.

    This is one of the strongest humans in the world. His mobility is unbelievable. This is the goal.

    All great tips 5k-50! I'll add a couple more:

    1) Check your ego at the door- too easy to see the young bucks and try to chase them. It MIGHT working MTB with oldman legs and lungs, but NOT in Crossfit. The oldest guy at your Crossfit gym is like that - 59 but always chasing. Always injured and now coming off elbow surgery. It's 100% his ego, doesn't listen to peers, coaches.

    2) Focus on technique - ALWAYS- even during the WOD or metcon, you'll see the young bucks doing creative kipping movements and some fighting with their form. As your ramp up - stay true to technique you are being coached on rather than focusing on speed or chasing anyone.

    As you have already noticed - either way it's a HARD workout.

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    Zwift is working for me. Iíd been riding maybe once a week which isnít enough for me to maintain fitness let alone build it. So this is designed to get me into a riding workout at least 4-5 x per week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Flo View Post
    Zwift is working for me. Iíd been riding maybe once a week which isnít enough for me to maintain fitness let alone build it. So this is designed to get me into a riding workout at least 4-5 x per week.
    I just ride my bike...I donít even know what ďZwiftĒ means??? You should go poach some trails...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forest Rider View Post
    Congratulations.
    It's amazing how we can build into those long miles.
    I get a greater satisfaction from long runs than I do on long or exerting rides.
    I enjoy both sports but I do miss running since cannot do it as much as I did a few years back.

    Good luck on your training and come event day!
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    Thanks FR! It is amazing how you can work into longer mileage. I really love mtn biking and donít mind running but itís not near as much fun. Long days in the saddle are what convinced me that I could run long distances- both are consistent exertion for 4-5 hours depending on the ride/run. Iím definitely not close to a 4 hour run yet but am getting closer.

    Best part about this bucket list item is the marsthon is in May so I should be in great shape for spring riding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by griz View Post
    I just ride my bike...I donít even know what ďZwiftĒ means??? You should go poach some trails...
    Good for you. Iíd prefer to do that, but it doesnít work for me, because I work too much and generally only have about an extra hour every day and I live too far from rideable dirt.


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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post
    All great tips 5k-50! I'll add a couple more:

    1) Check your ego at the door- too easy to see the young bucks and try to chase them. It MIGHT working MTB with oldman legs and lungs, but NOT in Crossfit. The oldest guy at your Crossfit gym is like that - 59 but always chasing. Always injured and now coming off elbow surgery. It's 100% his ego, doesn't listen to peers, coaches.

    2) Focus on technique - ALWAYS- even during the WOD or metcon, you'll see the young bucks doing creative kipping movements and some fighting with their form. As your ramp up - stay true to technique you are being coached on rather than focusing on speed or chasing anyone.

    As you have already noticed - either way it's a HARD workout.
    Thank you, gents. Good tips. I appreciate it.

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    What exercises do you find translate well to mountain biking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Flo View Post
    Zwift is working for me. Iíd been riding maybe once a week which isnít enough for me to maintain fitness let alone build it. So this is designed to get me into a riding workout at least 4-5 x per week.
    I got on zwift last night. Friend invited me to a zwift group ride. Sigh
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    This is one of the strongest humans in the world. His mobility is unbelievable. This is the goal.

    Wow, I need to work on my hamstring flexibility. He just folds himself in half like itís no big deal.

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    I just read bike forums. seems to be working.

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    I'm currently doing a variant of Dan John's Easy Strength program 3x/week. Five exercises: Push, pull, squat, hip hinge, loaded carry. Low volume, low reps, don't go beyond ~85% effort on any set. I get stronger, faster on this program than anything else I've ever tried. It does nothing for fitness so i'm running on the other days if I can't ride, usually ~3 miles, trying to reduce my times rather than increase distance.

    If anyone would like to try a really tough bodyweight squat, give pistols a try. I have to stand on a small block because my hamstrings aren't flexible enough to do them on the ground, but i've worked up to 5 reps per leg.

    At some point, i'll go back to Simple and Sinister for 6 weeks. I struggle with the left handed TGU due to shoulder mobility issues so i've never been able to meet the 32Kg goal.
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    Skiing. Which I've always liked better than riding, though new bike has at least moved riding closer up the ladder.

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    rain gear. and we hiked to Pole Mountain from the town of Jenner.

    18 miles there and back. i'm still sore.
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    walking, lots of walking and for work I get to push around 300+ pound people in wheelchairs

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    Damn thatís awesome. Iím 48 and that workout would kick my ass!

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    Just got back from 2 months in Arizona where I was riding 100 miles per week. Came home to multiple feet of global warming in my yard. As luck would have it, the snow blower broke after about a half hour. So until the new part arrives I will stay in shape by shoveling.

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    Wednesday afternoon I did shovel repeats for 30-45 minutes. Maybe longer, can't remember. But Wednesday was he day northern California (not the bay area and not the mountains in the real north) received between 8 and 12" of snow.
    Friday afternoon I did ladder repeats, and did a shoulder workout cutting snapped branches/limbs off the trees in my yard.

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    By being locked in a room with two or three terrified people while 10-15 people watch me question them ... for 5 days straight ... 9 hours a day. One of the 15 is solely there to evaluate me for 9 hours straight every day. No shit

    In San Diego and ****ing rain ****ed up my ****ing riding plans and Iím pissed!
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    Rain, cold and a bit of snow...

    ...trail maintenance at Henry W Coe SP:



    As long as we stayed busy it didn't seem at all cold. That a snow flake stayed stuck to the GoPro's lens shows that the temps were a bit below freezing.
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    Charging emtbs I build with generator mode, getting a spin workout tracked by a $10 power meter. If it's too wet or no time to ride the energy goes to a 12V micro solar bank for my LED shop lights (inverter on the left).

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