Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Vienna, Virginia
Bikes: Spectrum Ti, Spectrum Track and Lemond Propad
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Originally Posted by devilinblack
Currently I'm doing my long ride (75 to 125+) on Saturday followed by an easy recovery ride on Sunday. I also ride during the week with my hard days on Tuesday and Thursday. I'm just curious if I'm better off taking a break on Friday since it's the day before the long ride, or taking Monday off since it's shortly after the long ride on Saturday?
D: I would take Monday and Friday off from the bike. Do something else, an hour of yoga, go for a swim, bike maintenance.
My current training is similar to yours. I have an 8 week cycle.
Sat/Sun I do long hard rides (100 miles +).
T/W/TH short high intensity rides (45 miles)
M row for 10K meters in the morning, 1 hour of yoga at lunch and massage after work.
F row for 10K meters in the morning, I hour of stretching after work
After 8 weeks, I take one week off, with only stretching and yoga for the week.
BTW, I am 46