Almost two months ago, my tendonitis occured and got me out of cycling. But since endurance sport is a big factor for my mental wellbeing, I had to try other sports, that weren’t so focused on the legs. So I swam a lot, did a little bit of strength training and even kayaked. So this past months weren’t wasted at all. I learned a lot and here are the three biggest headlines:
- It strengthens my decision for cycling. I’m honest, everytime I’m doing another sport I compare it with cycling. For instance kayaking: I can comfortably take food and drinks with me. And I can paddle the whole day on an easy level. Likewise a good point for cycling. But to kayak every day, the logistical effort is to high. So: cycling wins 😉
- I recognized how transferable fitness is. Since endurance sports is highly dependend on your cardiovascular system, it transfers very good to other sports. So you start on a very good level and can test out things, which otherwise weren’t possible.
- And you get that “hero” feeling again. Since sports also depends on the bodys muscular system, doing another sport, can be very exhausting. After a full day kayaking I almost got totally fucked up.That night I slept 12 hours. But imediately after the action, when I still feel the burn in my muscles, I have this “hero”-feeling. A feeling, when I think, I achieved something incredible. Hard to get this feeling nowadays in cycling 😉
What did you learn in other sports?