35207RE: RE: rest time after thru-hike
- Sep 29 5:36 AM
When I was very much younger, I rode a bicycle across the country. Upon finishing, I literally found it very painful to walk - all my muscles, tendons, and ligaments were set up for riding a bike - the short length pedal stroke, not a normal length walking stride. Six months later I was still having trouble walking.
For those who are runners, I can see the same thing happening on a JMT hike - the short hiking stride vs. the longer running stride.
Even though I bailed really early on my JMT trip this month, I understand the whole diet thing. I only planned on one Clif bar per day, but after six days of them I'm at the point that if I ever see another one of those in my life I think I'm gonna upchuck.
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