Sunday, August 23, 2009

Why Biking 26.2 Miles is Easier than Running 26.2 Miles

1. I can eat pancakes half an hour before going out and not have to worry about pooping my pants, puking, or both.

2. Having all of my sportsbras in the wash machine doesn't mean staying home and stewing about a missed workout.

3. 4:00 miles? Yeah, that never happens when I'm running.

I rode 30 miles this morning. I called Jim when I was on my way out the door and told him I would meet him at his house so he could ride with me. He decided to ride to meet me instead. Unfortunately, I went the long way (all tar roads) and he took the shortcut (dirt roads). We finally found each other 10 miles later. Oops.

It ended up being a really fun ride, which surprised me. For some reason, I thought spending that much time on my bike would be boring. I definitely need to invest in some padded bike shorts though. My girl parts? Ouch.

Now we're just waiting for Sophie to wake up from her nap so we can go out golfing and enjoy this beautiful day. Happy Sunday!

15 comments:

KAT said...

This is totally true :) Biking a marathon just sounds a lot less hard-core haha. Love ya blog :)

HEATHER said...

how fun! I need to get on my bike more!

Sarah said...

Sounds fun!!!! I need to get on my bike more...and also invest in a pair of those shorts! Let us know what kind you get and what you think. :)

D10 said...

Biking is so much fun! Glad you enjoyed it.

Marlene said...

Those perks are definitely appealing! Sounds like a nice ride.

Hope you enjoyed some golf!

ShutUpandRun said...

I love biking. Much easier than running for sure. Feels easier on the body too. I have never crapped my pants while biking, I must say.

B.o.B. said...

Yeah, the girl parts can get ouchies after such a long ride, or so I imagine. I am scared of the bike! Good job on the ride though.

theloosemoose said...

Dirt roads?! And I thought I lived in the middle of nowhere!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

i love biking now... thought i would have found it boring too. so much easier on my body too, ahem, other than the girl parts in the beginning too ;0)

joyRuN said...

I'm waiting to get a bike. I'm also worried about being bored outta my noggin out there.

I hear ya about padded shorts - even 12mi is rough on the girl parts :)

Glad you had a great ride!

X-Country2 said...

I need to get my husband to ride with me. Sounds like fun!

The Happy Runner said...

You don't run 4 min miles? Huh??? :-)

Sounds like a fun ride!

Running Through Life said...

The bike shorts are a good idea. I went out on Sunday and came to the same conclusion (Ouch)! Drop me a line about meeting this weekend at the Madison 1/2. (tadognibene@gmail.com)

Jess said...

Nice job on the long ride!

ferrispaella said...

it is true, I think that running one mile the same as cycling Three Miles. What is the relationship in this regard.
padded cycling shorts