Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Deep in the Shawnee Forest
Bikes: LeMond - Gunnar
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My biggest problem has been knowing when to say enough is enough and it is time to rest.
Yeah, there was a time where I tried to ride as much as I could. Then I tried to drink all the beer in St Louis, after that I tried to see all the porn on the Internet. Now, that I've done all that I feel restless and confused.
The reason so many guys that seldom ride seem fast - is proof of the the "law of diminishing returns."
The "law" simply states that you get the most training benefit from a given volume of activity. The more
you train, the less additional benefit
you receive for the additional volume of stress. Eventually, there is NO
return on investment. Guess what, -- "rest" works the same way, you get the most benefit from a fixed amount, but keep on resting for too long, and you get no additional benefit...........
Curiously, this "law" applies to beer-drinking and pornography viewing as well........