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    Overtraining

    What is overtraining and how do I avoid it?
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    Ride less?

    Or ride differently.

    Take the computer off the bike. Ditch the HRM. Just ride, jump off rocks, try some log rides, pedal and have fun, go check out some new trail. Just go for a ride, for fun, and don't treat every ride as a "training" ride for starters. Drink some beer. Eat some fatty and tasty food. Wear some baggy shorts. Go to a resort, rent a DH sled and ride the lifts for a day. Go do a shuttle ride.

    Over-training = riding/training so much that you don't give your body and mind adequate recovery time, meaning your performance and fitness actually suffer.
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    Dang scrub...thread closed. Nothing more useful could be added.

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    Consider cross-training. Within cycling, that could mean mixing mountain with road. Within mountain biking, that could mean trying different disciplines (as scrub mentioned). You can also throw in other things like running, lifting weights, etc. to keep yourself from burning out.
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    How many hrs a week are you talking here? Unless your doing some grueling climbing or a lot of sprinting I don't see how your over training. I'm suspect already.

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    Over training is usually measured by an elevated resting HR. Some people don't watch that so they find out by not recovering, and plain old feeling like crap - (improper nutrition, going more than their body can handle, not enough sleep, etc). I've done 22-24 hour weeks (training for IM) without over training. In the mid 90s, I'm sure I had 10 hour weeks where I over trained - didn't know how to recover properly.

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