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  1. So for the car vs bike for January: Bike still won! There is a silver lining to needing both legs in the car. Bike was frozen at a certain mileage at day 15, but other than someone driving my car back that day so was the car mileage. @darna Thanks for the the option. I had decided to let it heal and I can try again some other year. Turns out to be an ACL tear anyway. That hike sounds like it is pretty cool. I do enjooy hiking as well.
  2. So I passed one week after the injury. I had the ligament tests and they think they are fine. However I think I tensed up when the one test I was actually worried about. Xrays show everything is fine. I'm not really sure what the next step is. I moved funny again a few days ago and it felt really bad. I still only have little range of motion on that leg. I still have issues with swelling. I tried to row with only my upper body yesterday and man does that tire quickly. I was going to go for 30 minutes, but I decided on 15 minutes instead. I am hoping I can slowly build instead of p
  3. Thanks. I have been trying to focus on good recovery. It is hard to just wait for the weekend to be done so I can go to appointments. I have been wrapping, icing, Arnica just in case it helps, and working the range of motion I have. As of lunch today it feels a lot better. I started wrapping it another way for better support so I think that is part of it. Also swelling has gone down a bit and it seems a bit better. I can actually walk around a little without assistance. I still keep something nearby as some steps are still weird and I don't want to fall and make things worse.
  4. Cycling: 1/2 I got one ride in 15.43 PT: 2/3 Protein: 2/3 Side Quest: The end of the week was going well. Had a lot of energy. Got a ride in Thursday. Friday I hit the bike shop to get a saddle and ended up getting an adjustment instead. Turned out to be the best thing since there is only a 30 return. Also got some new shoes. The ones I had were not a good fit. I ran out to go for a ride and promptly messed up my knee. I suppose hindsight is 20/20, but I guess should have checked out the shoes a bit more cautiously to note any changes or may
  5. Haha. The quest has been a fun one. It helped motivate me to get more miles in for the beginning months when I needed to up my miles on the bike. At the beginning of the month I set my car trip counter to 0 and my cycling computer as well. However I do track on a spreadsheet in case I ride my mountain bike instead. And I have found the daily mileage information interesting. The car is more tedious to track daily mileage so last month and this month the mileage per say is more of a guess, but the total remains accurate.
  6. Was there a gap week? I don't recall. I got a new distance record 40 miles on the 2nd. It was on flat ground and I tried to do it at such a chil heart rate that it took forever. Ok not really, but after a couple hours I realized I needed to go home so I could eat and maybe get something else done that day. I was happy though that I felt perfect after it. Cycling: 0/2 PT: 1/3 Protein: I made a roast some day recently Sat? Sun? and have been eating left overs. Side Quest: Do you remember when this was close? When it was within 5 miles one way then 5 miles the
  7. I have been working on training for a century. Will it happen? Who knows. Covid cases are higher than when they postponed it. I'll continue as if it will happen. Cycling twice a week PT at least twice a week preferably 3-4 Eat more protein I have started working on hill work some. Last Saturday I found a great place to ride not too far from my house and it is quite pretty. The only issue is for short workouts I need to figure out a way to warm up. I might just do an out an back on the road adjacent, but it feels silly. But the incline is more than anything o
  8. Yeah, it's one of those things right. In light of everything it seems the progress was ok, but as time passes it seems like not much has been done. You are right. Under the circumstances it seems good. I do notice the issues. So it's not just injury prevention. I think its just the first part of PT always feels like not much is happening. I have a set of exercises that I know works, but its really hard to do right now. Like coordination wise. The exercises I have other muscles try to do the work, but I have to make sure to isolate correctly. And unless it is done right it isn't hel
  9. Indeed. Thought not as meticulous on the daily totals for the car. December didn't go so well for my challenge. That is kind of why I just fell off posting. For work I travelled in the start of the month and when I came back I was pretty tired. So I was trying to rest. Also self-quarentined just in case since I had a tiny bit of a sore throat. But turns out it was just my normal allergies this time of year. I got a covid test to be sure since the holidays I was going to see a couple family members. This however did wonders for my Bike vs. Car side quest. Eve
  10. I was. I recovered from the asthma pretty well. I was worried about a lingering cough and managed to avoid that.
  11. Well I had fully intended to ride today, but I am a bit fatigued and don't quite feel fully recovered from a minor asthma issue on Sat. Mostly sat out due to the fatigue. I had quite a few things to get done today and there was no reason to push. Due to work stuff this week that means I will only have a chance at one ride on Saturday. I did go for a walk with the dog today though. I will take it east as work allows tomorrow as well as I will be up and busy most of Wed and Thu. Ride 0/3 - I decided to skip this today. PT 0/2: I didn't do this today Food Tracking 1/5-
  12. Honestly the part I was most scared of was a lingering cough. I have had that in the past. However with COVID every cough is suspicious and I have to be out in the field for work this week. I am fortunate to have mild symptoms. So the biggest concern in the moment was not to fall of my bike from the stronger coughs. Haha
  13. This always made the most sense to me. Unless the start needs some sort of plan or prep. But you already started that so . . .
  14. Congrats on the promotion!
  15. I have been working towards a century. Mostly I have been working on building an base by just riding. Preferably at an easy pace. It's time now to start working on some other elements though. My goals: Ride 2-3 times a week. - Aiming for 3 times a week at least 50% of the challenge. I need to look at some plans. I am thinking 1 long ride, 1 easy ride of about an hour, and one ride with some climb or hills. I need to figure out a good hill climb route for training on a short day. Mainly the training will be about the same, but I need to start in
  16. Yeah, I think it has been 2-3 years since I have had an issue for me. I saw hot caffinated drinks was suppose to help. But I really can't stand coffee. It's good to know if I get in a pinch though.
  17. So yesterday I decided to tackle part of the first hilly section of the route. I had a ride out to the area so I had about a 7 mile warm up which is more than sufficient. I got to the first hill that is kinda of steep, but not very long. I did ok on the first half, but then started to struggle. In the last little bit I actually triggered my astma. It wasn't too bad. I got over the crest and continued on, but I started coughing and I was having issues controlling it. I had to stop for a bit to get it under controll. The next section was pretty flatt so I decided to go for a bit to see if it wou
  18. Oh man sorry to hear that. Good thing they were able to catch it though. It's hard to ahve a sudden change thrust upon you like that. It takes an adjustment. Which it sounds like you are. At least you can hike that is good.
  19. I think this week reminded me of the importance of keeping track of past rides. On Monday I went to a spot that I orginally started riding on the trail. I was looking around at old routes last night for some reason and realized that other than when I got a little lost trying to find a new route, the parts on the normal route were about 2 mph faster. I'm a bit surprized it was that drastic. Seeing I was just out to ride and wasn't pushing it at all. Today also I was reminded. I went for an easy ride and was surprized to come back and see the avg. mph was above 13.0. I think I have
  20. Haha, yes. I guess there is. I didn't mean for that, but sometimes you get more than you bargained for. ---------- Have some time off this week. I decided I want to try to get some time in outside. Went for a bike ride yesterday, but had to transport my mountain bike out to the trail. This allowed the car to surpass the bike in my side quest, but the ride was good. I was hoping to hike a couple times, but I am afraid of overdoing it. I haven't had that much energy recently so I am afraid to plan that much. Such a shame, but I want to make sure to get in two more rides and I wa
  21. Oh, I hope everything is ok. Good luck in sorting this out.
  22. Yes, there is. It's sort of like running shoes. Some things you know right away others you have to get use to and then see. That saddle sort of demotivated me from riding. I was thinking about it though and I have been wearing bike shorts with regular shorts on top. I was sliding around a bit on that ride. I did another ride without the over shorts and it is much better. I might just need to tip the nose down just slightly. However I got through 30 miles on it. So it might be ok. However I will have to wear the bike shorts only so I'm a little bummed about that. I possibly could find other pai
  23. I was really hoping to get 20-25 miles in that would have allowed it to pull ahead I think. It might be exciting from here with the back and forth of who has the lead.
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