Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-26-09, 06:30 PM   #1
youcoming
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario Canada
Bikes: Opus Andante/Parleez5i/Burley Tosa Tandem
Posts: 2,131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Taking some time Off

Rode over 500k last week then another 300 this week, then soccer game. Woke up Thursday morning thinking of going for ride till I rolled over to get out of bed and my legs said whoa!!! I have rode more than that in same time frame with no issues but did a lot of fast pace with a ton of climbing plus a very hard fought soccer game and my legs are screaming at me. Did a lot of stretches during time period and did some yesterday but still tender. I have a small window to ride on Saturday but think I'll take a week off and do some honey do stuff then get back at it. Do you think a full week is too long? Should I do some small easy rides to keep legs moving? I have 3700km for year which is almost as much as I've done ever for a whole year. Plus next month I have two 200k+ rides planned.
youcoming is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-09, 08:45 PM   #2
Hill-Pumper
Senior Member
 
Hill-Pumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: In Oregon looking for more hills to ride
Bikes: 2016 Niner RLT Steel, 2015 GT Grade Carbon 105, 2014 NS Bikes Eccentric, 2013 Norco Sight Killer B-1
Posts: 833
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
I think that taking some time off is a good idea. You legs NEED the recovery and they are letting you know it. I will take off 5 days at the most when my legs are shot, or life just has to many other things to do, with out any ill effects. As a matter of fact, I seem to come back stronger when I do this from time to time.
Hill-Pumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:43 AM.