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Old 10-31-05, 01:53 PM
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I agree with lws. Most of us are in no danger of overtraining, if only because we don't have the time to do it! A lot of the books and internet posts are aimed at elite athletes, professionals and hardcore amateurs. These are people who devote enough time and intensity to their training to actually risk overtraining. This can be confusing to us normal amateur athletes. We ahve different goals and needs.

My unprofessional advice is to get enough sleep, good nutrition, and try to cross train occasionally. I'm 50 years old and ride more than you do. When I ride hard enough and long enough to seriously deplete my reserves, I might take a rest day or active recovery day.

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