Road Biker, MTB Biker, Crossfitter

My name is Paul and I am a Crossfitter. LOL…..I got into Cross Fit to supplement my Bicycling. I was introduced to Xfit by a friend who was into it 6 months before I started. I was training for possibly one of the most Grueling 100 mile single day MTB races, the Cohutta 100. I did not have actually the time to put in on the bike like my other friends. They were putting in countless hours and miles in perpetration for the race. I had six months to bike and xfit to get ready for the race. I Was doing Crossfit 5 days a week and riding only 2. I felt stronger than ever yet was not sure about my endurance. Race day came and I made it 13 hrs of non stop biking and over 14600ft of climbing and all most equal amounts of descending in one day. This proved to be my hardest challenge, mentally and physically. See I have actually an issue along with cramping, even on my road bike I have actually complications much beyond 65 miles. Well the cramps showed up around mile 70 and never left my side. 30 miles of cramps and climbing. My body said stop and mind mind said stop miles earlier. I ended up crossing the complete line in 13 hrs 2min…I stopped and cramped in place fell over and celebrated laying on the ground. That year was 2012 and I was back in 2013 and had a mechanical that put me out at mile 38…..this year job and life got in the way of training. There is always next year…..
I continue to XFit and have actually become fairly good at it. I am 44 years old and still put up numbers in the top 5% on a daily basis. I have actually competed in XFit and will again in the future. yet my true love is cycling and will continue to use XFIt as a tool to help me be more competitive on my Bike..

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