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Re: IMCT Running Club

Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 May 2017, 2:39pm

Back from my first outdoor ride of the year. A crappy final time, tho that's to be expected for the first few rides of the year (I also have a migraine and it's damned windy out there, so that didn't help). Still, it's a better time than I had for the first ten rides of last year, so I can't really complain. There's always that foolish part of me, tho, that thinks my winter conditioning will carry over perfectly and I'll jump right into strong rides.
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Saw my spandexed oldsters on their tandem today. What a ridiculous culture.
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Re: IMCT Running Club

Post by revbob » 18 May 2017, 7:32pm

Anyone have advice for taking up running?

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Re: IMCT Running Club

Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 May 2017, 8:19pm

revbob wrote:
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Anyone have advice for taking up running?
Get a bike. :shifty:
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Re: IMCT Running Club

Post by revbob » 18 May 2017, 8:55pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 May 2017, 8:19pm
revbob wrote:
18 May 2017, 7:32pm
Anyone have advice for taking up running?
Get a bike. :shifty:
That's been my position most of my life. My current bike is about 25 years old.

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Re: IMCT Running Club

Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 May 2017, 9:02pm

revbob wrote:
18 May 2017, 8:55pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 May 2017, 8:19pm
revbob wrote:
18 May 2017, 7:32pm
Anyone have advice for taking up running?
Get a bike. :shifty:
That's been my position most of my life. My current bike is about 25 years old.
Get a new bike. :shifty:
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Post by Flex » 19 May 2017, 10:16am

Take it easy, get on some kind of training program (I liked the ones that were run/walk/run intervals to start), maybe sign up for a race to have a goal you're working towards. Male site you have good tunes or a podcast to keep you entertained. Pick routes that will be visually rewarding.

I use the runkeeper app to help design running plans, and that helps me keep on track/motivated to get out every couple of days. If you can find a friend or two to run with, or even just keep you motivated, that's useful.
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Post by Silent Majority » 19 May 2017, 10:42am

So long as Flex is running to the Male Site, he can find the energy.
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Re: IMCT Running Club

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 May 2017, 11:26am

Silent Majority wrote:
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So long as Flex is running to the Male Site, he can find the energy.
:lol: He has to update his cv to indicate Male Site Runner.
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Re: IMCT Running Club

Post by revbob » 19 May 2017, 1:28pm

Flex wrote:
19 May 2017, 10:16am
Take it easy, get on some kind of training program (I liked the ones that were run/walk/run intervals to start), maybe sign up for a race to have a goal you're working towards. Male site you have good tunes or a podcast to keep you entertained. Pick routes that will be visually rewarding.

I use the runkeeper app to help design running plans, and that helps me keep on track/motivated to get out every couple of days. If you can find a friend or two to run with, or even just keep you motivated, that's useful.
Thanks Flex i'll give rhis a go. and yeah Doc I should get a new bike but I'm part cheap bastard and part paying to much for other shit.

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Re: IMCT Running Club

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 May 2017, 1:33pm

If you replace your bike, buy used. Bike shops are horribly overpriced, imo. After that, tho, don't skimp out on getting it tuned up regularly.
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Re: IMCT Running Club

Post by revbob » 19 May 2017, 4:42pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 May 2017, 1:33pm
If you replace your bike, buy used. Bike shops are horribly overpriced, imo. After that, tho, don't skimp out on getting it tuned up regularly.
What do bike tune ups consist of?

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Re: IMCT Running Club

Post by Kory » 19 May 2017, 4:51pm

I haven't started back up running yet this year. I've been mired in a freelance nightmare that's sapping my energy and time, so I can't motivate myself. I've been on a draconian diet to make up for it.
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Re: IMCT Running Club

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 May 2017, 5:00pm

revbob wrote:
19 May 2017, 4:42pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
19 May 2017, 1:33pm
If you replace your bike, buy used. Bike shops are horribly overpriced, imo. After that, tho, don't skimp out on getting it tuned up regularly.
What do bike tune ups consist of?
Most bike shops will have tiers of thoroughness, with the highest being a dismantling and cleaning of all the parts. But a basic tune-up will involve degreasing the chain and gears then re-oiling, tightening the brake and gear cables and replacing the brake pads, and a spoke check (and replacing any that are suspect).
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Re: IMCT Running Club

Post by 101Walterton » 19 May 2017, 6:16pm

I haven't done a lot of cycling but I have raced a few Triathlons and a decent bike in good condition makes all the world of difference.

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