The Dirty Dozen is a bike race in Pittsburgh where you race up the 13 steepest hills in the city. One of them is Canton Ave with a grade of 37%, unofficially the steepest hill in the world. Try to hang in there through the artsy, waste-of-time shots at the beginning of the video. Here’s a news article about last weekend’s race: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11331/1192933-53-0.stm
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Tucking this away for next spring
For the first time in eight weeks, I’m walking without a limp. Lessons learned: 1) Don’t run if you’re in pain, you’ll just make it worse 2) If your pain is recurring, even if it’s not acute, go see a specialist. 3) Talk to other athletes to get recommendations for good therapists I haven’t done much running this entire year because of my achilles...
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.– Vince Lombardi (via thomasmcenany)
P90X + swimming = angry arms
You don’t realize what a weak, gelatinous mess you are until you start a strength training program. My first p90x workout was Thursday - chest & back - basically a ton on push ups. It’s very disconcerting when your muscles just won’t do what you want them to do. Despite being sore, I swam Saturday morning followed by the p90x arms & shoulders workout. My arms...