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    Taking the day off training

    to enjoy my wife and a bottle of wine. that is all.
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    I would hope you enjoy at least one of the two even on training days....maybe not every but a few.

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    you mean like you were supposed to train today but decided against it or is this a planned rest day?

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    Planned rest/family day
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    is taking a day off unusual or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
    is taking a day off unusual or something?
    it is for those who are new, and obsessed.

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    Yeah. Up to this point my plan had me riding every day of the week.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    how many hours a week are you training if you do it every single day?

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    I just took three days off in a row. It's better for you than training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
    how many hours a week are you training if you do it every single day?
    12-15, about 1.5 hours on work nights andlong rides on the weekends.
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    i havent been on the bike in like 10 days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
    i havent been on the bike in like 10 days
    +1

    And tonight I had Dewey's pizza and a couple pints of Rogue Dead Guy Ale.
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    I just at a pint of ben and jerry's dublin mudslide ice cream. SO GOOD!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
    i havent been on the bike in like 10 days
    Thanks to finals I'm coming up on 11 days off the bike :O, it's painful looking at my CTL. Christmas break will be spent getting things back up to a respectable course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris Flatlander View Post
    Thanks to finals I'm coming up on 11 days off the bike :O, it's painful looking at my CTL.Christmas break will be spent getting things back up to a respectable course.
    I wish I could say the same for my GPA...

    Though, my plan for riding is the same as yours. I'll be spending a lot of hours on the trainer since I don't know the roads around where I live very well. Plus, riding around in the cold is no fun. I might ride outside if I can find a good group to ride with.
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    Finals and I'm sick as a dog. I won't be riding until the beginning of January since I'm going home without a bike. I will be xc skiing almost every day though.

    It's december, I don't have an even mildly important race until May. Who gives a rats ass if I miss a training day now? I swear some of the people on here would be faster if they trained less.
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    We're suppose to take days off? Like a few in a row and stuff?

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    No, but getting drunk and laid is certainly a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CastIron View Post
    No, but getting drunk and laid is certainly a good thing.
    Does miracles for my mental fatigue
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    I did it today. Scheduled a 2 hour tempo ride this morning. When I got up it was foggy, drizzling and just nasty out. I ate a peanut butter sammich and laid back down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    Yeah. Up to this point my plan had me riding every day of the week.
    How many consecutive days did you train before this break?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
    How many consecutive days did you train before this break?
    The whole month of November, so 30? With an average IF of around .7

    edit: not 30, I took a day off for Thanksgiving
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    you're courting burnout. just sayin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    you're courting burnout. just sayin'
    Doubtful as the overwhelming majority of those rides were LSD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    The whole month of November, so 30? With an average IF of around .7

    edit: not 30, I took a day off for Thanksgiving
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