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Old 05-15-08, 09:25 AM
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Feeling tired after a ride is good. It means you've stressed your body, which is how you improve. In order to be ready for a 60-miler, you should be increasing your mileage (on at least one ride each week) by about 10% a week. And make sure that the ride after each long ride is an easy one - as one cycling coach describes recovery rides, "almost guilt-provokingly easy". In addition to stress, your body needs rest to improve, and "active rest" (ie, recovery rides) is more effective than doing nothing.

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