Thoughts Sans Boundaries

Endurance sport

Posted in endurance story by Aditya Moorthy on March 7, 2008

I can’t write like Jill nor can I ride like her. But I hope to some day, at least the riding part.

I like cycling, biking and mountain climbing (although I have done very little climbing) and have been following Jill’s blog for a while now. She is an inspiration to practically anyone who even has the slightest idea of pushing oneself to their physical limits by biking, running or any other means. You should read her blog.

Anyway, I recently started my workout routine of running and cycling. After more than a year of not doing anything physical, my body is in an abysmal condition so much so that I can’t run more than 5 kms now. But I have not lost hope yet and I am pushing it up slowly. I started doing about 2.5 kms and now reached a point of 5 kms. I bike about 20 kms without any struggle. But beyond that my neck and back starts to hurt. I can’t decide now if this is a fitting issue or lack of using my muscles. I am more inclined to doubt my physical condition rather than the bike. In any case, that is where I am at now and my intermediate target is to do about 100 kms in bike and 20 kms running a week. I just need to juggle time between work and workout. My commuting to work takes couple of hours a day off my free time which I can’t do much about. I want to commute to work by bike but being in Singapore and the humid conditions, I have to take a shower before I enter the office and there is no facility available. I can go to a bike shop to take a shower and park my bike but it is expensive for me.

So, that’s the beginning of the story of my training for endurance biking. I hope to sustain this as in the past I have given up very easily but the more I read about Jill’s determination and will power, the more I am desperate to achieve something similar to what she has done. So keep me inspired Jill.

Aditya.