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Old 07-19-07, 09:38 PM   #1
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Missed training day-thoughts opinions

If i miss a training session/ride, should i be putting in that extra bit on my next session to make up for the missed one. I guess I am leading to, if i am missing a day is it better to make up that session by going longer or just taking it as a rest day.

I currently train 5-6 days a week, and was wondering if i miss a day and only train 5 days a week, will it make a difference etc, should I not be concerned and just make it up over the next few days??

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Old 07-20-07, 12:31 AM   #2
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If i miss a training session/ride, should i be putting in that extra bit on my next session to make up for the missed one. I guess I am leading to, if i am missing a day is it better to make up that session by going longer or just taking it as a rest day.

I currently train 5-6 days a week, and was wondering if i miss a day and only train 5 days a week, will it make a difference etc, should I not be concerned and just make it up over the next few days??

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In the long run it won't make any difference. Stick to your training plan, and don't put "extra" something in to the next one. That can lead down a dark path of over training and burn out. Remember training weakens your muscles, recovery is what makes them stronger. Just treat it as a rest day. Heck I am taking most of this week off, because I had all the signs of starting to burn out and probably over training.
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Old 07-20-07, 10:35 AM   #3
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Don't be concerned, but definitely do not make it a habit.
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