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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 08-14-08, 04:51 PM   #1
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the energy to make the last couple miles today. I haven't been getting my 8-10 miles a day the last week and a half .I have been running to find out about going back to school. There was a couple days I had some kind of bug. Any way I have been doing just 2-3miles a day and didn't ride 2 days. Today I took off for the next town east round trip of about 21-22 miles. boy I could tell I had been slacking on the daily rides because the last two miles were tough . Still it's better than when I started in may I was lucky to get two mile then I did 25 miles 2 weeks ago and didn't have to dig at all . So I need to keep my daily rides up at the 8-10 mile range.
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Old 08-14-08, 05:05 PM   #2
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the energy to make the last couple miles today. I haven't been getting my 8-10 miles a day the last week and a half .I have been running to find out about going back to school. There was a couple days I had some kind of bug. Any way I have been doing just 2-3miles a day and didn't ride 2 days. Today I took off for the next town east round trip of about 21-22 miles. boy I could tell I had been slacking on the daily rides because the last two miles were tough . Still it's better than when I started in may I was lucky to get two mile then I did 25 miles 2 weeks ago and didn't have to dig at all . So I need to keep my daily rides up at the 8-10 mile range.
thanks for listening to my rant
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Consistent riding and consistent days off will really help you reach your goals. Just as long as your consistent days off don't turn into a week of slacking when you should be riding. However, there are times when a week off is a good idea too. It all depends on what your body is telling you. But good job on pushing through the last couple of miles!
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I know what you mean. I had worked up to 10 miles a day minimum and 100 miles a week minimum. My long rides were in the 40 mile range. Then early July we went on vacation for a week and a half, I was fighting a cold for a couple of weeks after we got home and then we spent a week at a lake. I got in 80 miles total riding for the MONTH.

I've spent the last 2 weeks trying to get back up to speed but it isn't coming back as quickly as it went away. I've been able to get my 10 miles a day minimum in and I hit 80 total miles last week but it felt like a lot of work. Just got to keep pushing but it gives some good motivation to keep in the saddle.
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But good job on pushing through the last couple of miles!
I try to make A 5.5 -7 mile loop (take a different route each day) plus my running around town on every day errands which add up to 8-10 miles 6 days a week .
As far as pushing on my choices were either push on or stop and rest which held the possiblity of getting real wet My wife does not drive do to vision problems so calling the wife was not an option still made it back in 45 minutes even with the slow last two miles
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I know what you mean. I had worked up to 10 miles a day minimum and 100 miles a week minimum. My long rides were in the 40 mile range. Then early July we went on vacation for a week and a half, I was fighting a cold for a couple of weeks after we got home and then we spent a week at a lake. I got in 80 miles total riding for the MONTH.

I've spent the last 2 weeks trying to get back up to speed but it isn't coming back as quickly as it went away. I've been able to get my 10 miles a day minimum in and I hit 80 total miles last week but it felt like a lot of work. Just got to keep pushing but it gives some good motivation to keep in the saddle.
Don't quote me cuz I aint no doctor but it is my understanding that when you slack off on excersize for a prolonged period of time, 3+ weeks, that your red blood cell count drops significantly. Kinda the opposite of blood doping It's easier for your body to get rid of red cells it doesn't need than to create new ones. 2-3 weeks to get back into rythme sounds normal for that amount of time off.
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