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Long Distance MTN bike Training / Cross Training

Posted by Eric "The Animal" Hunner On October - 24 - 2009

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    How do you get ready for those long distance bike rides, I often hear my coworkers ask me? I say to them I just ride. Well actually I just push myself a little harder every time I ride. Lately I have been

putting a little time in on the stair machine at my work’s Gym during lunch, I set it for 21 minutes and see how fast I can reach 100 floors climbed. We also have stationary Lemond Bike that I put some time in on while doing dumbbell weights at the same time to change it up.


I believe the most intense training I have been up to lately would be building my backyard by myself. Lots of digging, lifting , muscle building, & sweating.  My backyard was sloped and full of weeds. What better way to save some money and work out at the same time. I started in April 2009, I ordered 8 pallets of block totaling 30,000 pounds. In order for the retaining walls to go up I needed to start digging and moving about 40,000 pounds of dirt by shovel and wheel barrel. I am learning that the human body is an amazing machine if you take care of it and train hard you can accomplish some mighty large tasks.

One Response to “Long Distance MTN bike Training / Cross Training”

  1. RL Policar says:

    Dang Animal, so that means in order for me to be in your conditioning level, I have to move 30,000 pounds of blocks and 40,000 pounds of dirt…

    You’re crazy man!

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