Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-08-12, 08:04 PM   #1
bfloyd6969
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: central Ohio
Bikes: Schwinn Madison, Windsor Dover
Posts: 940
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Proper recovery

Question regarding recovery time -

I have a quite active job that requires alot of up and down stairs time - alot. Also, I work third shift which studies have proven to hinder body recovery time (which I have to agree with from the way I feel). I usually ride four days a week, two of them hard and the other two easy rides with the wife. There are more days than none that inflamation gets the best of me. When I take vacation time from work, of course I feel much better when riding - almost pain free, but then when back to work the pain comes back. In the winter months when I only ride moderately on the trainer I also feel better. To my question, how can I continue to ride hard and be able to recover with such an active job. Opinions and advice?
bfloyd6969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-12, 02:17 AM   #2
jim p
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,024
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just a guess but it sounds like you are over working the muscles. Since you can't slack off on the work, try slacking off on the riding. Maybe one hard ride and 3 easy rides per week and just see how things feel. Maybe no hard rides and just 4 easy rides. See if you can find something that will work for you.
jim p is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-12, 01:52 PM   #3
bfloyd6969
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: central Ohio
Bikes: Schwinn Madison, Windsor Dover
Posts: 940
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for the reply, jim p. I wish I could slack off on the work and not the riding I'll try your suggestion of one less hard day and see how that goes. I'm ok if I take nsaids after the hard ride but I hate to just mask the pain...
bfloyd6969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-12, 07:34 PM   #4
2005trek1200
BALM Co.
 
2005trek1200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Thornton, CO
Bikes: 2010 Aerocat rR350, 2010 Aerocat R750, 2014 Salsa El Mariachi, 1986 Bianchi Trofeo, 2013 Trek Ion Pro CX
Posts: 335
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You might try using a pain relieving cream like Flexpower. That stuff literally gets down in there where it hurts. I train and then have a day job where I am on my feet running around all day (bike shop sales) and it is what I use to keep pain at bay. 2 hard days and 2 easy with rest days in between sounds like more than enough recovery from a training standpoint.
2005trek1200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-12, 08:07 PM   #5
bfloyd6969
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: central Ohio
Bikes: Schwinn Madison, Windsor Dover
Posts: 940
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
^^ Thanks, I'll give that a try...
bfloyd6969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-12, 10:39 PM   #6
bored117 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Riverside, CA
Bikes: Helium SL DA DI2, Defy Advanced 0 Di2, 6KU Fixie
Posts: 1,043
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Pain is there for a reason... I would imagine it would be better not to ignore it. It sounds like to me your job requires you to go up and down the stairs a lot. What happens when you can't do that? Priorities comes to my mind.
bored117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-12, 03:47 PM   #7
cocar
Senior Member
 
cocar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Tampa, FL
Bikes: Treck lexa SC
Posts: 178
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Third shift is a bear on the body. I've done it off an on for years. I definitely feel worse, more achy, when I work third shift. My observation is this...I think it's harder to recover when working 3rd shift because you don't sleep properly. Make sure you have a dedicated, quiet, DARK, place to sleep, with no interruptions. Get blackout shades. Turn off the phone. Life got a lot better after I started doing this, and everyone else will learn to deal with it.
cocar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-12, 04:34 PM   #8
late
Senior Member
 
late's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Southern Maine
Bikes:
Posts: 8,413
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 706 Post(s)
What are you wearing for shoes.

You want arch support and cushioning, but not
a running shoe.

Could you wear a light hiker.
late is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:45 AM.