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    Don't Believe the Hype RiPHRaPH's Avatar
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    what should you be doing to improve but not doing

    yes, everyone has demons that prevent them from doing their best.
    either being on the forums when you should be sleeping/resting
    stretching
    eating properly (not eating a 1/2 gallon of ice cream at a sitting)
    pushing too hard
    not doing enough
    increasing your days in saddle
    increasing intensity

    that kind of thing.
    I have enough words to get me into trouble, but not enough to get me out of trouble.

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    Around now and then DnvrFox's Avatar
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    Staying young!

    This getting older every second certainly has its downfalls.

    Any suggestions?
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    hills, hills, hills.
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    Odd you should post this topic, I was thinking last night (sometimes dangerous for me) while reading 'Cycling past 50' by John Friel. I ned to ber more consistent with my exercising.

    Cardinal Rules of training.
    1. Ride consistently
    2. Ride Moderately
    3. Rest frequently
    He states ' Rule 1 is based on the premise that nothing does more to limit or reduce fitness than missed rides'.
    He goes on to explain that rides may be replaced by exercise.
    Sooooo this time of year, I miss sure skip alot of exercising and try to catch up on 'good days', usually overdoing it and creating body problems. Thus I'm doing alot of rule 3 at the sacrifice of rule 1 & 2.
    **Fate is a fickle thing, and in the end the true measure of a person is not fate itself, but how they master it**

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    i need to eat a lot more, and drink more water.
    also need to not let other ppls concepts of what the weather means to cycling put a damper on my rides... literally.

    did only 73k this morning- my excuse? i ran 10k first, then headed out as the blizzard headed inward.
    ..life... ya gotta ride it til the wheels fall off.

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    Stretching! How hard would that be? But I don't. My tensor fasciae femoris (the upper extension of the ilio-tibial band) is like a banjo string. Just stupid, I guess.

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Baron
    I ned to ber more consistent with my exercising.
    I can vouch for the fact that this one pays off in spades. Doesn't have to be hard, doesn't have to be long. Do it and you'll be amazed.

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