Sunday, December 28, 2008

Biking come back..

During December I did another good thing, I gave my bike for a second overhaul. During two previous incidents before the overhaul, I had some dreadful experiences, during one of the rides the chain broke and during another one the back tire frame got damaged. I did not want to take any more changes and went for almost a complete overhaul of the bike, so now everything except the old frame has now been replaced.

It was a pleasure riding the bike for a 20km ride during one of the Sundays. If I remember correctly it was on December 14, It was my first bike ride and run combo. It was quite a experience, as the run felt very different, after the bike ride. This happened because biking requires a different set of muscles (compared to running), and this makes running difficult after a biking trip (this is also one of the main reasons why most tri-athlete find triathlons difficult). I know common sense would make one feel that the run should be easier as the bike ride has not really strained the leg muscles used for running, but that is not the case.


Rahul Verma said...

Good to see you back in action..Mumbai marathon should be relatively easy to tackle considering your recent stint at the Ultra. I find it easy to relate with you in terms of findng time to train...I struggle to find time...Good Luck

Bedders said...

Happy New Year and all the best for 2009 - get that tri in!

GM said...

Great to hear you are making progress with your Triathlon goal! Keep it up!

urja said...

hi. pls give some info the tibetan marathon. would like to try 21k in ladakh. are there any indian websites to register for same ... contact #s. etc...


Girish said...

Thanks Rahul. Hope to be more regular with the blog and running.

I really wish I could get the tri in 2009. Might actually surprise myself If I can get a multi stage ultra in India this year (first one).

Thanks GM, Triathlon and Multi stage ultra are the two goal, not sure which one will be accomplished first.

Pl. check my other blog, thegreattibetanmarathon.blogspot.com and you will find some of the details. Will find more and post it there.