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Old 06-04-12, 10:31 PM
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As a fair weather rider, (dry and 55+ degrees), I find that once I break a sweat I'm good to go. That is probably about the three mile mark. As a rule, I am always starting from my home, so once I get into the zone, I just continue riding until I get to the point where I realize, "Dag! I have to save enough to ride myself home from here!"
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Old 06-05-12, 12:24 AM
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For running, it takes about 1 to 2 miles for my body to get on board- especially in the morning. With cycling, it's often 3 miles or more, depending on time of day, previous exercise, etc.
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Old 06-05-12, 02:20 AM
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When I'm feeling good and riding well, it takes either 8-10 miles or 35-40 minutes to warm-up. Add in either wind, or some elevation, I may never feel warmed-up or feel relaxed while riding.

Before reaching 8-10 miles, I'm breathing hard and the legs feel lethargic. Once I hit this point, the breathing becomes more relaxed and calm, the HR drops and the legs feel energized. It's as though the lungs and legs are independent of each other.
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Old 06-05-12, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by miss kenton View Post
(snip)I find that once I break a sweat I'm good to go. (snip)
Wait a minute Miss K', you told us ladies don't sweat, they glow! What is going on here? Is this some sort of miss-information campaign?

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Old 06-05-12, 06:04 AM
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It takes me 30 minutes or so to feel loose and to settle into a rhythm. After that point I can keep up a pace that feels sort of effortless.
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Old 06-05-12, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Blanchje View Post
How many of you are uncomfortable at the begininng of a ride? It seems to take me 3 or 4 miles before I settle in.
Yep

And actually prescribed by coaches and others as the proper way to start the day
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Old 06-05-12, 07:24 AM
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Funny this comes up; on our ride last night my wife asked whether it sometimes takes a few miles to warm up (as we climbed our first incline about a mile and a half into the ride).
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Old 06-05-12, 07:38 AM
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Sometimes I think it takes all day to warm up. My morning commute takes about 4 miles to get loosened up and when I roll in after 10 miles I'm about ready for a ride. Going home I'm good to go by the time I'm out of the parking lot. I've been chalking it up to age.
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Old 06-05-12, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
Wait a minute Miss K', you told us ladies don't sweat, they glow! What is going on here? Is this some sort of miss-information campaign?

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Well, Bill, I wqs going to say, "break a glow", but this being a predominantly male forum, I decided no one would understand what I meant!
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