No one's perfect, I'll lead this parade...

#1
I am gonna be up front. I enjoy blogging @Pearl . It may be ded but not SSded ded. I am one of those people that puts my entire focus into things that truly matter to me. It may not always be right, but it's me.
Each year I try to get better. Whether it's at biking, dadding, husbanding etc. Sometimes I go backwards but am 100% willing to accept those mistakes. I just hope not to make them again. One thing I am doing different this year is really focusing on my training zones. I know I am lacking sleep which is a big part of the puzzle but what I feel is more important is recovery. I have been very focused on recovery. I take it very easy after my hard efforts whether on or off the bike. Sure, I don't stop moving but I am actively recovering. I am very good at letting my mind go into a passive state(this may not be the best at home all the time but I really try my best).
This leads me into my current situation. Almost a year ago to the day I had a pretty severe back injury at the Iron Furnace. I basically had super good fitness and a mental strength that wouldn't give up. Well long story short I should have thrown in the towel 20 minutes in after I slipped and hurt my back(aggravated my sacroiliac). Why you ask? Well I was training a lot and also doing about 15 hours the two weeks prior of tig welding on the NJIT student bridge. This was the straw that broke the camel's back. I was done, never should have raced IF but I'm a racer and the worst thing I did was push through the pain til the finish. I paid dearly for the next 3 months.
This is sort of I did something right but not the right thing. In that situation I should have realized that it wasn't the time to race. I did anyways. Fast forward to this morning. I have been doing everything right except for one thing. I suck at stretching. After my race sunday I did two very easy recovery rides. I spent the last night in my garage with @Riggedfmx and was 100% fine. I wake up this morning and whammo! Super inflammation in my left leg/hip. I'll assume it was the tension in quad and hamstring from my race sunday but god damn it. I just got my fs back and was ready to rip Iron Furnace again. Now I sit here on my couch icing and NSAIDing because I literally can't walk. Well, it's like .5mph if you consider it a walk.
Word to the wise...stretch! Oh, and share your not perfect moments so I don't feel like a squid.
 

JerseyPete

Well-Known Member
#3
I don't know you, hell I really don't know anyone here, but that aside, I saw you wrote something about sleep "I know I am lacking sleep which is a big part of the puzzle but what I feel is more important is recovery." and wondered if you or anyone else had read Matthew Walker's work, "Why We Sleep".
Pete
 
#4
I don't know you, hell I really don't know anyone here, but that aside, I saw you wrote something about sleep "I know I am lacking sleep which is a big part of the puzzle but what I feel is more important is recovery." and wondered if you or anyone else had read "Matthew Walker's work, Why We Sleep".
Pete
I have not but I’d be interested. I have a buddy that’s 60 yo. He says he sleeps 11:30-4 at best. He still rides motocross weekly and has more energy than anyone I know. So full of life. How so?
 

JerseyPete

Well-Known Member
#5
I have not read it myself, but I've heard he has collected huge amounts of data and experiments to prove out everything he writes about. I work with two people who have said they have changed their sleep according to the book, and they have never been better physically and mentally. I work with a lot of Ivy league type that are usually cynical about anything unless it is peer reviewed and has plenty to back it up.
 

Patrick

aka Fidodie
Staff member
#10
How would you know you don't have to wipe, unless ya wipe? Schrödinger's Poop.

Hey DT - i just wrote about this over at my place. I ran the Rutger's Half Marathon and put in a hard effort, which caused me to bonk the last
few miles. Then I compounded it by not hydrating enough or restoring the electrolytes. What is usually a 2 day recovery turned into 4, when I
finally drank a bottle of pedialyte (we didn't have the ice pops) - muscle cramping was gone the next day. It was almost like I didn't take the toll of a half marathon
seriously enough. Lesson learned.

BTW: keep the smiling kid pics coming. that is what it is all about.
 

Norm

Mayor McCheese
Team MTBNJ Halter's
#15
Well you can poop and not NEED to wipe yet still wipe anyway. I mean if the insurance wipe comes up clean that just means you didn't NEED it.

Pat brings up a good point though. What happens if you wipe and a dead cat appears?