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grafsk8er 04-23-08 02:28 PM

8 days off
 
well, i took 8 days off of riding and training b/c i was away in spring break. i came back and did some running and biking and my legs are sooooo sore. i feel like i've lost all definition, strength, and endurance that i had before i went away. how long would u guys say it would take me to get back to where i was right before i left for vacation? i'm hoping only a week or so

bdcheung 04-23-08 02:30 PM

3 weeks.

mattm 04-23-08 02:31 PM

give it up dude, hang up your sidi's for good!

just kiddin, i'd say two to three weeks and you'll be back to form.

aham23 04-23-08 02:34 PM

well, where exactly were you prior to this break?

most experts, which i am not, will tell you it takes 14 days before your fitness level drops off significantly.

take a deep breath and just get back to training. in a matter of days you will be feeling super duper fit again.

later.

grafsk8er 04-23-08 02:36 PM

haha, damn. i was not expecting it to be that long. i was hoping being 18 and very active would help me get back a lil quicker than that.

ridethecliche 04-23-08 02:57 PM

Endurance athletes have a saying that for every 1 week off, you lose 3 weeks of performance gains.

If you play your cards right, you should be back in form in about 2 weeks.

How was may-he-co?

artifice 04-23-08 02:57 PM


Originally Posted by grafsk8er (Post 6571651)
well, i took 8 days off of riding and training b/c i was away in spring break. i came back and did some running and biking and my legs are sooooo sore. i feel like i've lost all definition, strength, and endurance that i had before i went away. how long would u guys say it would take me to get back to where i was right before i left for vacation? i'm hoping only a week or so

It depends on how many yards of beer you had at Senor Frogs.

grafsk8er 04-23-08 03:24 PM

haha, if it depends on how many yards of beer i had at senor frogs, carlos and charlies, and the all inclusive resort, we can all pretty much say that i'm screwed. lol. luckily i don't have any races in the next couple weeks


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