… and I’m sticking to wine (bike racing).
At least for the rest of the summer.
The experiment ended in May when I took a week off from running, and promptly won a bike race.
It made me realize that while I could run and be OK on the bike, I couldn’t do as well as I could if I didn’t run.
It was just too hard to fit the runs in between bike training and recovering. If I ran on an off-day, it just made me more tired. If I ran after a hard ride or race, it seemed to hurt recovery. Not a lot, but enough that I felt like I was missing that sharp edge that comes when you are well-trained and well-rested.
So I learned something.
No more running until September. And then maybe focus on some running for a while. If it works for the bike … who knows, maybe I can get a good result in a running race.