Simple question - is it possible to ride too much?
Context - I'm relatively new to the sport, coming from the casual side over to the enthusiast side. So far I'm loving every minute spent on the bike.
But I also train quite intensely using the Crossfit program, and I'm not sure if my legs can keep up. I'm not having any trouble on the cardio side, but I'm finding that my legs are starting to lag behind. Despite stiffness and soreness, I feel compelled to, for example, ride the 5 miles to work (very very hilly) because I feel guilty for wasting a beautiful sunny day....so I just battle thru the soreness and ride anyway.
I know all about the requirement for rest, but I'm loving the riding thing, and I figure if I just take an easy ride, I'm not hurting anything by riding with stiff/sore legs.
Should I take it down a notch and let my body catch up a bit?