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    Days of Rest

    Here's a quick and basic question:

    I ride 30-50 miles a day (fixed gear, small hills, moderate-fast), seven days a week. Peeping over training schedules, etc. I've found that days off (no riding) are almost always recommended. Now, I'm not on any sort of training regimen - I ride solely for the fun and transportation - but do you reckon I should give my body at least one day a week to recover?

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    If you're just riding for fun and your body is not begging for mercy, then why bother?

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    Exactly - that's what I figure. Just thought there might be something I'm missing about muscle recouperation or something. Usually I'll just take a break once I start hurting.

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    You could always try taking a day of rest each week for a month and see if it helps you or makes no difference. I always try to take the same day (ie Mondays) to make sure that it gets taken.

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    I do 10 miles a day every week. Should I take a day off?

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    I took 6 days off and lost a ton of time over my normal route when I got back on the bike, felt like crap while riding to. If you aint tired. Ride.

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    If your not racing why take a day off? If you are racing, generally you don't even take a day off. Usually then a "day off" is just going out easy for an hour.

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