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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Villa Incognito
Bikes: 1983 Trek 720; 1983 Trek 620; 1989 Gi Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra; LeMond Victoire; Bike Friday Pocket Rocket Pro
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Prehab Not Rehab
In previous years, I rode moderately-hard all year round. Like many of us, I often ended up with some kind of overuse injury somewhere along the line. This time around I'm attempting to smarten up via a "prehab" program, largely of my own design, whereby I consciously try to slowly build a base of strength, flexibility and aerobic capacity slowly through the winter and early spring.
Joe Friel's Cycling Past 50 offers some good ideas on this subject, but I'm hoping we might all share our thoughts and experience about ways to avoid overuse injuries later in the season. Any tips?
I'll start with one: Continue to stretch throughout the entire year.
"Light it up, Popo." --Levi Leipheimer