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Week 27, 2014: Cycling

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(I'm almost two weeks behind with the posts; hope to catch up soon, actually the last week was much more interesting than this and I hope to have a post about it up soon)So, yeah, last week I got injured and I limped through the weekend. On Monday with heavy heart I cancel my reservations for the long weekend in the Lassen Volcanic National Park, which really sucks.But I'm not giving up. I discover that even though I'm limping, cycling does not aggravate the pain so that's what I do. I do two rides on the Bay Trail on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday I go to the Crystal Springs Reservoir. I leave too late and then get slightly lost so my plan goes wrong but at least I scooped the route out for tomorrow.Or so I thought. On Thursday indeed it all starts well enough, I ride along the Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir and then San Andrea Lake and it's a great ride. My plan is then to continue and close the loop on the other side of the lake on what on Strava heatmap look…

Week 26, 2014: Oh no, not again...

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What happened to weeks 22 through 25, you ask, as I'm sure you all have been paying close attention? ;). Well, somehow I was not inspired to write. I did some running, I did some cycling... you know, business as usual. Oh yeah, I also did another 50k on 8th of June and I still hope to write a race report one day; we'll see. However, last week of June was a bit more eventful and deserves a short note. And from now on I'll try to go back to regular weekly write ups.On Thursday I did my usual run on Black Mountain. I was going at it hard, hoping to improve my personal best. At some point I felt sharp pain in my ankle... no, it wasn't a come back of my injury; I was bitten by something. However I was a man on a mission so I hardly broke stride and continued up the hill (even though it hurt like hell) assuming that it was probably just a bee sting. As luck would have it in the end I missed my personal best by 10 seconds. Oh well.Things got interesting the following day, as…