Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tariffville, CT
Bikes: Tsunami Bikes
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You'll be fine. Yeah, it'd have been better to have done a short ride or something but it's early March and you may find yourself needing that motivational energy at a more critical part of the season. Saving a bit now is fine.
If you want to be precise, you may have lost one hard day on the bike, max. Your body obviously wanted to recover.
Spin a bit and then you'll be fine. I took two days off after a single, relatively short race day (under 2 hours racing). Mentally I was kicking myself by the end of Tuesday, but Wednesday I went and did a hard workout, by the book, and felt fine. Actually, I felt better than fine. I'm waiting for the FedEx guy to deliver something and then I'm going out for a long, hard ride. I dunno if I'd have been this motivated had I forced myself to ride Monday and/or Tuesday.
Remember, recovery is what makes you stronger. Training only sets you up for recovery. I used to "recover" 200-250 days a year (lol - a little too much recovery) but now I'm trying to cut down my recovery to maybe 100-150 days a year, less if my body and schedule can take it.