I used to run for exercise, and at one point ran every day, rain or shine, heat or cold. Eventually, I ended up with back issues, from overuse/not enough rest.
I would ride my bike every day if I could - and I'm not really able to tune into an "easy" spin. So here's my question:
Do I need recovery days?
I realize I ain't riding huge mileage, am not super fast, and am still improving with both speed and endurance. But are recovery days beneficial? I just wonder if I ride hard enough and long enough to need them physically.
Being 50+, trying to get better, etc, and curious....and I don't want any overuse injuries, because I want to be able to be on my bike as much as I can.