Training & Nutrition - Days of Rest
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
08-18-06, 12:06 PM
Here's a quick and basic question:
I ride 30-50 miles a day (fixed gear, small hills, moderate-fast), seven days a week. Peeping over training schedules, etc. I've found that days off (no riding) are almost always recommended. Now, I'm not on any sort of training regimen - I ride solely for the fun and transportation - but do you reckon I should give my body at least one day a week to recover?
08-18-06, 12:10 PM
If you're just riding for fun and your body is not begging for mercy, then why bother:)?
08-18-06, 06:10 PM
Exactly - that's what I figure. Just thought there might be something I'm missing about muscle recouperation or something. Usually I'll just take a break once I start hurting.
You could always try taking a day of rest each week for a month and see if it helps you or makes no difference. I always try to take the same day (ie Mondays) to make sure that it gets taken.
I do 10 miles a day every week. Should I take a day off?
08-20-06, 07:43 PM
I took 6 days off and lost a ton of time over my normal route when I got back on the bike, felt like crap while riding to. If you aint tired. Ride.
08-21-06, 08:49 AM
If your not racing why take a day off? If you are racing, generally you don't even take a day off. Usually then a "day off" is just going out easy for an hour.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.