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    Days Off Helped

    Due to weather and family commitments I had 6 days of no riding. Today I took a 23 mile ride with a few good hills and some headwind on the way home. I thought 6 days off would be too much but I felt surprisingly strong and rested. At 63 it's easy to lose your base but in this case I think the rest worked to my advantage.
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    We tend to think riding hard every day will make us perform better, at our age - resting is equally important if not more so.
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    At 71, I find that also works for me.

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    Heck, I'm a young'un around here at 56 and I find that I benefit from a few days off or as it happened this week, a couple of days when I only had some easy leisure rides of 10 miles or less.
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    At 66, I find that my recovery takes much longer than it did ten years go.

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    I remember last year I did 10 or so days in a row and finally forced myself to take a day off. The next riding day after the rest was a huge improvement. I do my best to take a rest day once a week and bike no more than 6 days in a row. Occasionally, weather has or circumstances have forced 2 or 3 days rest--but I get really antsy about being off the bike that long.

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    I will be 66 in a week or so and I've had the same experience. Just don't make it your schedule or you will be riding once a week.

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    Four days on to one day off seems to work for me depending on the intensity of the rides.

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    Took yesterday off to do yard work, 44 miles today, not sure about tomorrow.
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    '08 Specialized Sirrus Comp (Shadow)
    '06 Trek Navigator 500 (The Beast)

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