First, let me thank all of you who have responded to my other "distance" questions. The discussion has been very helpful for the application I am designing. Here is another one.
How much does over-exertion one day effect the distance you can do the next day?
I'm looking for a percentage decrease, like 25%, which is my guess. As an example, say I normally do 50 miles/day and have to ride 70 one day. That is 40% more than I usually do in a day. In my experience, I can still do 50 the next day, but I feel it. Two 70 mile days and the third day's distance usually suffers.
Unfortunately, this is a bit too complicated for my current application and I want to simplify it. Using the 25% decrease I mentioned above, if I over-exert by 40% then I lose 10% of my distance the next day. In real numbers, after riding the 70 mile day, the next day, my "normal" distance would be 45 miles (50 - 20/4).
If after one 70 mile day, I did a 63 mile day (40% over 45 miles), then on the third day, my new "normal" distance would be 40.5 miles (45 - 18/4).
Does this make sense?