Ted Trendy wrote:
Interesting! I meant more along the lines of building muscle and endurance to keep going, but I guess that really comes with training, eating. I've seen bikers with tiny leg muscles yet still able to perform long distance rides. Thanks for your input! What type of rides do you do?
yeah if you look at any of the pros or really advanced cyclists, they have huge legs, sometimes not in girth but they are cut. lots of cycling will do that, especially with hills and sprints.
i do triathlon normally. last year i did vineman (ironman). i injured my back in that race so i'm almost ready to start running again and was hoping to do a 60-100k in 2012. most ultra runs are only $100 or so...same price as a marathon so might as well do a crazy long race.
mad props yo! that's seriously awesome. how did you injure your back?
I haven't done anything too serious yet, just started cycling a couple of months ago. most mileage i've done at once is 29 miles. my husband is going to train me on some hills soon.
It gets confusing too, going from weight lifting, where they push MORE PROTEIN!!! to cycling, where its all about carbs.
i'm trying to level things out.
making sure I don't OVERDO carbs, pre and post cycling.
anywho, I just wanted more strength in the legs, my mind is like KEEP GOING DAMNIT! but my body and legs are sometimes wanting to give up.
not to mention I was underweight not too long ago, so I am just now getting use to a real healthy body