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Biking

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 8, 2011, 12:36 PM
so if you haven't been watching me on Facebook, I am training to do the MS150 in April,  that is a 180 mile bike ride from Houston to Austin.

I biked today 26 miles.  Holy crap I was f'ing hungry.  I litterly licked my plate clean lol.  Was a goregous day for a bike ride though.  A real treat.  And I have the tan outline of my mp3 player armband on my arm from the sun hahah.

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Muse
  • Reading: Mystery Novel
  • Watching: Anime!!!!
  • Playing: Mass Effect 2
  • Eating: Healthy Stuff
  • Drinking: Diet Coke & water
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krash Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Love bike riding, miss it very much and looking forward to getting back on mine in the come spring. Just remember to eat after a ride. Enjoy the training.
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IllustratedEye Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
yeah i wasn't really expecting to be as hungry as I was. I mean mentally I knew i was burning a lot of calories, but just didn't get it if you know what i mean. So when I ate I ATE. I HATE and I mean HATE mushrooms, i think if someone had put mushrooms in front of me i would of ate them.

And yah, wish i could wait until spring but since I have to train i have to ride. It's going to be COLD tomorrow when i ride at 4am. Suppose to be 38 degrees so with wind from bike it will be around 30 degrees.
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krash Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
trust me if I could ride year round I would do so, the cold plays too much havoc with my physical issues though. I am hoping to do one of those rides in the future myself. If you keep at it you will be riding more miles than you thought you could ever do. I had weeks that I rode everyday with no less than 50 miles each day and including a couple of 80 mile rides mixed in. I have yet to complete a full century in a single day, that is my goal for this coming season though.

Riding works your system very well, only thing it does not do is give you needed impact for added bone strength. If you want to keep up on the riding after your event try adding in a day of off road riding. Does not have to be high end, go for broke X games mountain biking, but a nice ride that gives you some bounce in your bones helps round out your full body training for overall health. You do not have to buy a mountain bike just for every once in a while riding, there are lots of places that have trails and bikes to rent. It is a lot of fun, works your cardio a lot harder as well, so you get the mix of endurance training on the road rides and speed/boost training off road.

This is also great for your diabetes as well, burning lots of energy and making use of the carbs in your system for fuel. Eating after though is so important, if you can make sure to do so within two hours of exercise it makes the best use of the food you are taking in. Your body will need protein and carbs, there are some great books on bike diets (as in nutrition not diet diet) that should also cover those with diabetes as well. I used to eat a ton of carbs when I was riding everyday, dropped weight like crazy, but ate like a horse...will be happy to be back to feeling that good again soon.


..as you can tell I love riding :)
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IllustratedEye Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
yea. I'm not sure... i'm young enough for off-road biking HAHA. I think I'll stick with running and jump training for bone strengthing hehe. But I am definatly enjoying road biking. My husband goes with me on my shorter rides, he has a hybrid bike. And it's fun cause we'll do sprints together.

And yes, totally agree that it's a great routine for diabetics. Gladly I am no longer diabetic :) /happy dance. But I still need to watch my diet and not go crazy. Though now I have to force myself to eat more on the days i have too cause i'm so paranoid about weight gain.
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krash Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Hey now you are younger than me :)
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IllustratedEye Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
hahahaha ok can i use the excuse that i'm a girl? ;)
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krash Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Not with me you can't :)
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IllustratedEye Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
lol!
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olearysfunphotos Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You Rock Lady :)
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IllustratedEye Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you :) It was a really pretty day too. Perfect day for a bike ride. I'm going to have a funny tan though by April HAHA. I think i see why now i see some people wearing bikinis when they bike haha
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