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Old 03-25-09, 06:26 AM   #1
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Rest Week

For those that subscribe to incorporating a rest week in your program, what does your rest week look like?
I plan on doing 3-4 low intensity 1 hour rides in.

Also would like the insight of the master's (40+) and their rest/recovery plan.
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Old 03-25-09, 06:42 AM   #2
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My rest weeks are 12 hours (900 hour schedule).. Dead east, though in season I still have to race.
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My rest weeks are 12 hours (900 hour schedule).. Dead east, though in season I still have to race.
That would put you in the Hudson River, no?
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Or on an iphone. Which is similar.
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M - off
T - 90-120 minute zone 2
W - sprints
H - 90-120 minutes zone 2
F - off
Sa - 3 hours w/1 hr of work
Su - Pancakes.

Lots of sleep.
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I took my rest week yesterday. I have a cold. I feel better today, easy 30 miler.
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Planned rest weeks do not work for everyone.
What are you doing that is so intense that you need a whole week of rest?
Sleep for two days then get back on it.
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Planned rest weeks do not work for everyone.
What are you doing that is so intense that you need a whole week of rest?
Sleep for two days then get back on it.
Im one of those. I dont seem to get enough training time to require more then 1 day every now and then.
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Planned rest weeks do not work for everyone.
What are you doing that is so intense that you need a whole week of rest?
Sleep for two days then get back on it.
I took two days completely off. That was a pretty big rest for me. I feel much better
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Some of my "on" weeks sound like a rest week. 1 hour Wed. 1/2 hour Sat. Race Sun. Option: skip the Wed ride. Second option - halve the Sat ride.

There's something to be said for rest. My best race at the CT Crit Championships happened after 9 days off, and 10 days off before that single day of riding. To do the math, I rode 1 day out of the prior 20 days before the race, and it was a mid summer race. Okay, I rode rollers for about 15 minutes the day before, but that was it. I bridged to a break, couldn't help it but I could hang on, came back to the field, and then did a good sprint for second.

I should point out that I do train, but usually not during Bethel, and not right after it. In the 3 months before Bethel I try and ride a bit (up to 150 hours one year, but usually more like 50, and this year something less than that), and during the summer, I'm doing (I hope) a 1 hour race Tues (+1 warmup while I watch the other race), 2 hours of on/off at the track on Wed, and two non-racing group rides on Mon and Fri, 2 hours each. Plus an hour race Sunday and maybe an hour on Sat. 10 hours. That would be nice.

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CDR - you realize if you stopped posting "novels", you'd have time train. But then again, I'm sure all the Conneticut cat'3 are fine with you just typing about the sport.
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I took my rest week yesterday. I have a cold. I feel better today, easy 30 miler.
You should actually pay attention to this thread.
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Rest Week:

Armstrong gets plate, 12 screws in collarbone
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Rest Week:

Armstrong gets plate, 12 screws in collarbone
Of course you realize this means he will be required to quaff antibiotics for every trip to the dentist for the rest of his life. That's what they make me do. When I get that deadly staph infection in the hospital when I'm 70, the antibiotics probably won't do **** for me when I really need them. So I have that going for me.
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CDR - you realize if you stopped posting "novels", you'd have time train. But then again, I'm sure all the Conneticut cat'3 are fine with you just typing about the sport.
heh. I wish I felt good enough to train - nice and sunny outside today. Driving to the bank and back exhausted me (it's about a mile each way). But yeah, typing doesn't help my riding. I can multitask and type though, but I can't ride and, say, eat dinner, or work, or etc etc.

Wait, I've eaten dinner while on the trainer. So scratch that one.

My bigger problem is trying to find time to write for the blog. BF gets a semblance of priority somehow.

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