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I have two races next week, recovery?

Old 07-06-08, 12:39 PM
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I have two races next week, recovery?

A monday and weds. race, what's the best way to get my legs feeling ok by weds?
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Old 07-06-08, 01:13 PM
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Make sure you are really rested for the Monday race and spend some lettuce on high-end recovery supplements (disclaimer: some of the sh*t is useless). Make sure to do a recovery ride on Tuesday so your legs don't tighten up.
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Originally Posted by blanqui View Post
Make sure you are really rested for the Monday race and spend some lettuce on high-end recovery supplements (disclaimer: some of the sh*t is useless). Make sure to do a recovery ride on Tuesday so your legs don't tighten up.
I have some recoverite here, any good?

If not, recs?
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Old 07-06-08, 01:26 PM
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Oh that stuff is good but I recommend this barley derived product:

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Um, my WILD guess would be don't ride on Tuesday?
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Old 07-06-08, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by San Rensho View Post
Um, my WILD guess would be don't ride on Tuesday?
Your wild guess flies in the face of current thinking, but thanks.
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don't see what the big deal is. how long is the race on monday?
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you might die. be careful!
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don't see what the big deal is. how long is the race on monday?
14 miles
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14 miles
then there's nothing to recover from.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
then there's nothing to recover from.
If I had your legs, perhaps...
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Easy ride tuesday. I find that SportLegs makes a big difference in recovery.
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Also depends on whether we're talking goal races, or simply weekly training races.

If these are goals, then I would have taken Saturday off, done an hour today with a couple of sprints, and a few minutes of tempo.

And I'd do the same on Tuesday.

If these are just part of the routine, I wouldn't have droppe my training much this weekend.

Tapering is a good thing. It will help for this week, but you can't really taper for races each week
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A normal length training ride Sunday and Tuesday...

A day off the bike between them would probably hurt more than help.

If you ride your bike a decent amount, it's not going to be any different than a normal hard week of training. Hell, some races are easier than training rides.
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Get like 14 hours of sleep on sunday, monday night and tuesday night. Supplements are crap but eat your heart out. Do a moderate ride on tuesday, no hard efforts, no hills if possible but don't take the day off. At your stage of racing you shouldn't be worry about being 100% on race day, you should be focusing on what makes you improve the fastest.

Basically I would train as if it was any training day after a hard day while increasing the recovery aspects of my routine.
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then there's nothing to recover from.
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My recovery regime consisted of pizza and beer with a side of HTFU
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Results?
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Results?
Took 9th yesterday, my first pack finish.
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Ok so my "recovery" ride yesterday ended up being a lot longer than planned, my legs feel tired today and I have a race at 6pm, it's a circuit race 7 laps with 130ft of climbing per lap.
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You will be fine. Some of my best races have been with tired legs.
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Rub Icy/Hot on your legs(upper thight to ankle). Do it now and before the race.
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Ok so my "recovery" ride yesterday ended up being a lot longer than planned, my legs feel tired today and I have a race at 6pm, it's a circuit race 7 laps with 130ft of climbing per lap.
It might be helpful if you tell us the length of each lap.
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Originally Posted by MONGO! View Post
A monday and weds. race, what's the best way to get my legs feeling ok by weds?
HTFU for pete sakes...geez...
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Originally Posted by Bantam View Post
It might be helpful if you tell us the length of each lap.
1.3 miles
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