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Old 09-18-09, 07:45 PM   #1
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Too much of a good thing?

I think all of us here can agree riding is a good thing, right? But I was wondering how much is too much? I've been commuting 25+ miles a day 5 days a week, but on my days off i cycle too, anywhere from a few miles here and there running errands to a solid 50mi joyride. I know its good to take some time off to let your body recuperate (or so i have heard), but how much rest and how often? I really don't want to overdo it and injure myself. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-18-09, 07:51 PM   #2
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Your doing good. Keep on riding, Your having fun.
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Old 09-18-09, 07:52 PM   #3
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I took a rest week a month ago, it was miserable.
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Rest while riding.
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If you hurt then rest. If you don't then ride more.
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It depends on what you're doing the rest of the time. My job is fairly physical, so by Friday hometime, the ride home can be pretty slow. I still usually go about 8-10km for coffee on Saturday though.
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Awesome! Just what i wanted to hear! Thanks for the knowledge, I'll keep on rolling.
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How are the bike tires holding up?
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Old 09-19-09, 06:18 PM   #9
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Enjoy what you do, and take good care of yourself so you can do what you enjoy.

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If you feel fine, why would you be worried that there's a problem? Listen to your body and don't worry about it.
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Listen to your body and don't worry about it.
Mine just curses at me. I'm ignoring it until it has something civil to say.
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Do what your body tells you to do.
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