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Old 05-14-08, 12:14 PM   #1
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Too much sometimes is just too much.

I had a really hard 8 days last week. Did a solo 200k quite fast on saturday and a 200k groupride on sunday. Did a fast 90k groupride on tuesday and intervals on thursday. On saturday I did a 300k brevet with a small group of slightly better riders. We had an onbike average a bit over 30k an hour and I unwisely pulled quite a lot. Next day my throat is sore and I am tired of biking. Good thing is I got to run slow with the wife on monday instead of cycling. Ran another slow workout today and hope to be fit for tomorrows intervals with my bike club.It is a bit sad that I never seem to learn that I have to alternate slow and fast, hard and easy.
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Old 05-14-08, 12:23 PM   #2
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Reading your post wore me out. I'm gonna take a nap now.
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Old 05-14-08, 12:24 PM   #3
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I'm glad I don't have the time to do all that.
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Old 05-14-08, 08:16 PM   #4
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Lets see, that's a minimum of 498 miles in 8 days (not counting the intervals). My take: Too.....much....time....on ... the....bike!
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Old 05-14-08, 08:33 PM   #5
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I rode 16,093 meters last Sunday.
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Old 05-15-08, 12:10 AM   #6
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I drove my wifes Camry 723 miles last Sunday....the first 702 miles were in the rain!

I knew we'ld drive out of it eventually.
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Old 05-15-08, 07:22 AM   #7
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Even the pros take rest days. Your post title says it all. BTW, those are impressive miles.
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Old 05-15-08, 09:12 AM   #8
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Those are some great rides and training sequences. I assume you do this but in case you do not, I suggest taking your morning resting heart rate. If it is not returning to normal each morning, then you may be training too long or at too high an intensity. Another HR test is to take the resting HR in the morning lying down and then standing. Note the difference. It should be about the same each day. Rising resting heart rate is indicative of over training. You do not want to train or ride any harder than from which you can recover. Events and races are exceptions.
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Old 05-15-08, 10:19 AM   #9
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My Swedish American wife told me about those Norwegians. It was something about ten thousand brave, noble and civilized Swedes running through the weeds chased by a one bloodthirsty Norwegian on a bicycle.
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Old 05-15-08, 10:37 AM   #10
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Sounds like a great week to me! Not that recovery isn't important, but still . . . if you can do all that and still make your feet go in little circles, it's all good!

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Old 05-15-08, 10:52 AM   #11
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If you want to do all that riding and actually get somewhere, come try the RAAM (Race Across America) ride.

It starts June 7 -11. So there's just time for you to get to Oceanside, CA.
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Old 05-15-08, 01:58 PM   #12
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Is this still the 50+ forum?
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Old 05-15-08, 02:01 PM   #13
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I rode 16,093 meters last Sunday.
Tom, I hope you took Monday as a rest day!
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Old 05-15-08, 02:13 PM   #14
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You poor sick *******, don't you know that this is a 50 and older forum !
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Old 05-15-08, 02:34 PM   #15
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Old 05-15-08, 04:17 PM   #16
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What the hell's the matter with you? Excuse me...I'm out of breath...
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