Monday, July 26, 2010

DFL > DNF

the good: i rode my bike. i rode my mountain bike on mountain bike trails. i rode my mountain bike on mountain bike trails for 18 miles. i "raced" my bike for 18 miles. i finished the race. i can still walk. the knee doesn't seem to be swelling up in a debilitating manner.

the bad: i finished d.f.l. the ego is slightly bruised. my fitness is nowhere close to what it was 3 months ago. i have a long, long way to go. my body hurts like it hasn't for a while, back and shoulders especially.

the conclusion: trying to stay positive that i was finally able to ride again. i was able to push my knee through the climbing at 7 oaks without reaggravating it. pretty disappointed with how out of shape i felt and trying to accept how long its going to take me just to get back to where i was. gravel worlds is now unfortunately a pretty big uncertainty. 150 miles of gravels just seems a bit much with how i feel but i'll wait a little longer to make that decision. going to focus training on being in good enough shape to ride dakota 5-0 somewhat comfortably understanding i still won't be as competitive as i would like. then see how i feel by the time adam's party goes down. the day definitely went better than it could have gone...just wasn't quite ready to accept how much i've lost.

13 comments:

岑瑜原岑瑜原 said...

當我微笑時,世界和我一起微笑;當我快樂時,世界和我一起活躍。..................................................

孫邦柔 said...

不能記住往事的,人注定要重蹈覆轍。......................................................

Charlie Farrow said...

This is great news!!! The fitness will come!!! The key is to have a solid knee!!!
Hugs,
C

Guitar Ted said...

Charlie is right, Ben. Bring it on slow and easy, and next year you'll be glad you worked on it that way.

Glad to hear you are back on a bicycle! That is awesome news to read.

馬志榮惠玲成 said...

獨居時,要反省自己的過錯;在社會大眾之間,則要忘卻別人的過失。..................................................

宛淑芳真 said...

男女互悅,未必廝守終生,相愛就是美的。.................................................................

凱v胡倫 said...

Subtlety is better than force. ......................................................................

黃智樺黃智樺 said...

多謝美味的心靈雞湯......................................................

玉韓韓韓婷韓韓韓韓 said...

所有的資產,在不被諒解時,都成了負債............................................................

翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

聰明人之所以不會成功,是因為他們缺乏了堅忍的毅力。.................................................

翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today..................................................................

洪勳劉耀德劉耀德華 said...

我來湊熱鬧的~~^^ 要平安快樂哦..................................................

fdsaf said...

No pains, no gains.......................................................................