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    Recover recover recover

    Last year I raced 6 or 7 times total. In the past three weeks, I raced 6 times (hard racing too). I never sat in and waited. I tried to make things work attacking, bridging, sprinting, elbowing, shoving, cussing, hurting, puking, etc. This morning I woke up feeling like I was in a drunken bar fight. Next weekend my team is putting on a race - I didn't realize this until later. So, let's see if this worn down, beat up, old man can keep it on the downlow a bit until Saturday. If I do well at this race it puts our name out there, gives our sponsors some recognition, and gets me that much closer to cat 3. After this race papa needs a break. And a testosterone shot.

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    Do REAL recovery work, not the pretend recovery that some guys do. Days off the bike ... EASY spin ride... massage
    Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike

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    Do what Pcad would do, a nice, easy tempo 80 mile recovery ride with lots of climbing.

    Actually, that's what I did last year. Two solid weeks on the bike, two races, no days off, today I am doing:

    N O T H I N G

    Maybe a trip to the gym for light weights (no legs) and ab work tonight. That is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Do what Pcad would do, a nice, easy tempo 80 mile recovery ride with lots of climbing.

    Actually, that's what I did last year. Two solid weeks on the bike, two races, no days off, today I am doing:

    N O T H I N G

    Maybe a trip to the gym for light weights (no legs) and ab work tonight. That is all.
    A nice looking upper body does not fit with the Pcad Cycling Zen does it?

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    In 2006 and 2007 I race something like 30-50 times over each road season. Too much gas money, stress and not enough recovery time.

    This year I'm thinking 15...

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