Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Cross Training and Loving It

A week ago I had treadmill injury, and this is perhaps the longest injury I had. As I blog today, I can't even jog, nor walk decently. The injury is taking too long and I should be so annoyed at this point in time. This injury though paved light to a new world and it enlightened me to new sorts of training which does not involve running.

Now that I'm more into biking while I'm injured, I'm actually getting to love it. In fact, my bike is now my favorite toy next to my laptop. I'm now also able to swim during the evening and I'm happy the someone commented that I've improved my swim. Not that I'm good at it, but at least I can do laps without sinking.

I'm not sure though when I'd be able to run again. I'm still a runner and running is still my ultimate priority. This injury is taking too long though, so since I don't have a choice, I'd have to stick and enjoy my new workouts.

16 comments:

The foreign runner said...

We must still go biking... glad you enjoy it

marga said...

NYAHAHAHAHA! Welcome to the "dark side." Cycling is the best sport evaaaarrrr

Ano, Animo Tri na bro?

Tech Spec said...

Philip - Yeah, just let me know when. I'm doing rounds around Bonifacio Highstreet.

Margarita - Hehehe... oo ang saya mag bike. For the Animo run, baka pass muna ako. Unless a miracle happens and my injury heals sooner than expected. This injury is killing me. Kasama ko si Norman sa MASA last night and I heard that your joining the Whiterock Triathlon!!! Men!!! Lakas ng loob mo talaga, bilib ako.

marga said...

Yeah, I'm joining Whiterock. :) Hope you can join next year! :)

Anonymous said...

Taki,

easy ka lang sa injury mo, ang blessing diyan, mas mag dedevelop bike at swim mo para kung magaling na injury mo, isa ka nang ganap na triathlete!! woohoo!!!!

Levy

sfrunner said...

Hi Taki. Cross training helped me a great deal during my injury last year. It was fun getting in some swimming and biking. The two are now part of the workout week.

Tech Spec said...

Levy - yeah I'm enjoying it right now. This morning I biked around Mall of Asia and it was really greak. I logged my first 1 hour just this morning.

Wayne - Wow, so biking and swimming is just a normal thing for you already. Btw wayne, since you've been to many countries, have you been to Kuala Lumpur before? I'm actually at the airport on my way to Malaysia. Just wondering if you know some running areas around KL? I'm hoping to be able to at least jog 2 days from now as I see improvements in my heel.

sfrunner said...

Taki, hope you get this in time. I haven't been to Malaysia but I believe runmd has. You might want to check with him regarding running sites at KL.

The foreign runner said...

Hi brother, guess what, yeah I registered for the animo tri... I will let you know how it went... I have to train hard this week in swimming.

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Tech Spec said...

Wayne - Apparently I'm just able to read you comment just now. Its just a bummer that the supposed free wifi access at the guest house we stayed was down the whole time of our stay in KL. I was suppose to run around KL but I still felt pain in my heels until today. I guess this type of injury needs to take more time for healing.

Philip - Glad to hear your doing the Animo Sprint tri. I hope you get to enjoy your first triathlon. Tell me more about it okay. God Bless.

marga said...

pakner!!! bike tayo saturday or sunday!!! game ka?

The foreign runner said...

Lets all go Saturday, Levy is also going, we are going to do the ayala alabang route

Tech Spec said...

Hi Marga, I cant this Saturday. I have some things to do kasi sa morning. Pero ill be available next week. In fact I'm asking Philip (The foreign runner) if he could join and bike as well.

Lets also invite other people like Reva, Joy or whoever wants to join us next week kung puwede, what do you think?

marga said...

oh, i'll be at Los Banos. Will be doing the NAGT sprint tri. The week after that naman asa KL ako

The foreign runner said...

Taki, I am also thinking about signing up for the Los Banos tri. Maybe like Marga said the week after???