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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Reno, Nevada
Bikes: 2015 Specialized Sirrus Elite, 2012 Masi Evoluzione
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Can we talk recovery rides again?
I don't do enough long distance riding to know what I'm supposed to be doing in terms of a recovery ride when I have ridden a long way. So yesterday I ride 65 miles, and two hours after the ride every part of me hurts, so I'm thinking I'll just stay off the bike today.
So this morning I get up, and it's like nothing ever happened. I'm not sore anywhere. Just a very slight tightness in my thigh muscles.
So with the perfect weather we're having, I figure why not go out and ride. Time was an issue so I could only ride for an hour or so, so I did just ten miles and rode a little slowly. I told myself this was a recovery ride and I shouldn't hammer and for the most part I kept my promise.
But had time not been a factor, I could easily have done two hours in the saddle, and at a faster clip. That sounds like it wouldn't have been a recovery ride, unless I misunderstand the concept. So I guess I'm wondering what are the general guidelines (if there are any) on recovery rides, and/or skipping a day altogether.
I felt fine after today's ride, and still do. Tomorrow is the weekend, and I'd like to do about 25 miles, unless you suggest that I'm pushing fate.
What's the consensus?
2015 Sirrus Elite
2012 Masi Evoluzione
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