What sort of recovery after my 50 miler today?
Hey all! I've been putting in about 100 miles/wk since I started the season about 5 weeks ago. I've been slowly amping up the speed/intensity. Today was my first 50 miler where I was "riding" (I did a 60 miler, but it was just with my friend, very slooooow, ambling all day sort of ride) the whole way, and it had one mountain gap climb at the end (total elevation change 2000ft on the Garmin). I've put in 127 miles including this ride, but only one other "hard" ride this week.
What should be on the plate for tomorrow? Of course I'm going to listen to how I feel when I wake up, but there is a 25 mile 10mph beginner ride I'm thinking of tagging onto. Good idea? Bad idea? If I feel "up" to a ride, should I just spin on the trainer for 30 minutes to get the blood flowing?
I don't want to overtrain, but I've had days where I do nothing the day after and my legs always seem to feel worse because of it.