Tuesday, April 20, 2010

13 Days to the Tough Mudder - Could Running be Taking Over?

After last week's awesome feel-good runs and this past weekend's results and press of the Hyner View Challenge, I'm sorta thinking I wanna do more running and less biking. Tonight will tell the story after my run. If it's another crank-er-up run and feels good, I'm definitely making the switch. More running would mean no endurance bike riding stuff like training for the Rattling 50 or the Ironcross for hours on end, but more combining of the two (actually three - I paddle at least once a week, sometimes twice). Maybe a nice trail run coupled with a 2-3 hour bike ride? Its the perfect combination for multi-sport races like the Cap City Challenge, or the M-Tech that Donna talks about doing this year. And I'm definitely doing the Chili Challenge this fall and the Roaring Creek Adventure Challenge. I found this cool 9-mile trail run only 45 minutes from home near Mount Carmel called the Strip Mine Nine that I'm fairly certain I'm going to do. That's it... the decision has been made. Run more, bike less long endurance races (sorry... no Ironcross or Rattling 50), combine the two, and add that weekly paddling training and I'm good to go! Bring on the summer.

4 comments:

DailySAHM said...

I feel like I've been running more than biking lately. Of course, if we count riding outside, then running definitely wins. The runs have been going great until yesterday when I hurt my left ankle. Not sure how. This morning I can hardly put any weight on it. This is not a good turn of events...

The Wiser Weiser said...

Sounds good chilly...now you gotta help me get motivated! I walked/ran a pathetic 30 mins last night and turned my ankle too---although it doesn't hurt today. I just feel so out of running shape!!! Woe is me... ;)

Chili said...

Wiser Weiser - you gotta give it some time but hang in there and your body will adjust. Chrstina confirmed once your bod gets used to it, it becomes easier for you. I think I hit that point last week. It's SO nice to be able to not slug along anymore. DailySAHM - I hope its nothing serious - Team Mind of Mudder needs their fearless leader!

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