Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Fifty Plus (50+)
Reload this Page >

feeling good then today Struggling

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

feeling good then today Struggling

Old 09-08-16, 10:09 AM
Seat Sniffer
Biker395's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 5,419

Bikes: Serotta Legend Ti; 2006 Schwinn Fastback Pro and 1996 Colnago Decor Super C96; 2003 Univega Alpina 700; 2000 Schwinn Super Sport

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 854 Post(s)
Liked 1,352 Times in 420 Posts
Originally Posted by mapeiboy View Post
A bad day on a bike sure beats a great day at the office .
Oh, I don't know. I'd rather spend the day at the office than the emergency room.
Proud parent of a happy inner child ...

Biker395 is offline  
Old 09-08-16, 10:32 AM
- Soli Deo Gloria -
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 14,782

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 235 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6840 Post(s)
Liked 728 Times in 462 Posts
There is long-term chronic overtraining and short-term acute overtraining.

Chronic overtraining is nasty - women stop menstruation, heart damage, weak bones, liver damage and blood chemistry all over the place, etc. This develops over months or years.

Short-term accute overtraining is different. It can and does occur even with low volumes of exercise in just a couple of weeks. Irritability, unable to sleep, can't get the heart rate up during exercise (classic), loss of appetite, maybe an unexplained head cold - all symptoms that a few easy days are required, that's all.

At 53 I can say without a doubt that it takes longer to recover than when I was 43. The OP is 64. It certainly can't hurt to take a few easy days. Go see a movie or wax the car instead. OP has nothing to loose.

TimothyH is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Training & Nutrition
10-25-15 01:01 PM
Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)
07-13-13 04:11 PM
General Cycling Discussion
10-21-12 07:22 AM
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing
06-10-10 09:52 AM
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing
04-24-10 09:01 PM

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

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.