Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: St. Croix, USVI
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Is a week off going to hurt me?
I'm training for a 130-mile ride near the end of June. (not competitive, just for fun) Next week I'm going on vacation and won't be able to bring my bike. I also won't have much time for exercise, but I'll be doing a lot of walking. My 130-mile ride is 2 weeks after I get back, with only 1 week-end to do a long training ride before the ride.
Is that week off going to hurt me? I've heard people say that you can lose a lot of muscle conditioning in that period of time. Any tips of what I can do to minimize that? I'm going to try to do some running, but I don't like to do too much; it hurts my knees.
A quick summary of my training over the past month: Weekends: 70-100 miles one day, 0-30 the other day. Weekdays: Commute to work 2-3 times / week (46-mile round-trip), plus one 10-30 mile after-work ride. I haven't taken more than 2 days off in a row since mid-March.