Join Date: Sep 2003
Bikes: Giant OCR1/Specialized Epic
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Okay, here's what I do: The day of, when you feel beat down, put on a sweatshirt, go to the gas station and get a 10lb bag of ice, fill your tub with cold water and pour the ice in. Sit in the tub for about 15 minutes. An ice bath, closely after hard exertion, does the body good. You'll feel refreshed and not sore at all the next day. Then, go rent videos, and eat junk food until your heart's content. You've earned it.
The next day: take a recovery day. 45-60 minutes, nice slow ride. 15-20 minute slow jog, or a hike. Just get your legs moving and shaking. Do what you want, just do something.
I pick whatever kicked my a$$ and begin to do something similar at least 2 times per week. It works and the fitness comes quickly. Right now, it's hillwork. Ahhh, hillwork.