Last night was the first night of this season’s SBUL. While I pretty much failed at my goal of losing a substantial amount of weight for it, I have been pretty active since last season. However, I learned that:
- Bicycling doesn’t really improve your endurance for sprinting while playing ultimate, and
- Jogging doesn’t really improve your endurance for sprinting either.
Yes, it was another first-frisbee-night huffing and puffing after running back and forth down the field.
On the bright side, my forehand throw hasn’t deteriorated as much as it usually does between seasons. Also I completely shut down a couple of faster, taller players while I was on defense (although that’s what leads to the huffing and puffing).
I was surprisingly not very too stiff and sore this morning – except for my right heel, which hurt a lot when I put weight on it getting out of bed. It gets better as I use it during the day, but I think I need to get some cushioned insoles for my (new) cleats to try to mitigate this problem.
Man, this game sure was a lot easier when I was in my 20s.
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Ok, for the record, if you start jogging two weeks before frisbee starts, it probably won’t help your endurance much. Now if you keep it up, I bet you’ll see the difference at the end of the season. 🙂