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    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
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    commuting/training in combo?

    I'm going on the Seattle to Portland ride this year (two days, 100 miles each) and trying to get ready. But I'm confused. Most training programs call for rest days.

    I can't rest. I commute by bike 17 total miles a day. Can taking it really easy count as resting?
    I've been doing 50-60 miles on one weekend day and 20-30 the other, which I will up as the ride gets closer.
    I have a heart rate monitor and have no idea how to add it to my workout.

    I'm 53. I've been riding a lot since August (3000 miles or so I think) I've gone form 193 to 148 pounds.

    So, what I'm asking for is WHERE to look for help, or HOW to go about setting up a program that will work for me. I don't expect someone here to do it, but general advice or places to get info would sure help.

    Thanks
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    No, you don't need to rest. Just take it easy two days/week.

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    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
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    Thanks.
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