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Old 06-08-09, 04:39 AM
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Rest days

Do suck. I'm taking one today. Going to the oral surgeon who may re-cut my tooth (depends on the evaluation) and after 35+ straight days on the bike I may have developed a touch of patellar tendonitis under my arthritic right knee. A day off is just what the doctor ordered.

But I'm not happy about it. If you hear about some maniac losing it and going postal in Orange or Rockland County NY in the news today, don't say I didn't warn you.
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Old 06-08-09, 04:44 AM
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a day you have oral surgery is not a rest day.
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
a day you have oral surgery is not a rest day.
I won't know if I'm having the operation until he evaluates. It's either more antibiotics and leave it alone (the antibiotics he put me on made the pain subside within 48 hours), re-do the surgery or yank the tooth (and I'd have to have an implant up the road).

Either way, what could be more fun than starting your week @ 8:15AM Monday morning with a little oral surgery? The way I look at it, it's all uphill from there.
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in either case it's not a rest day

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Old 06-08-09, 05:10 AM
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is gsteinb's avatar the pony pcad gave him for winning a race? so these ponies pcad keeps offering are real?
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Old 06-08-09, 05:38 AM
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Do suck. after 35+ straight days on the bike I may have developed a touch of patellar tendonitis under my arthritic right knee..
gee, imagine that. why would you ride 35 days without any rst
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Old 06-08-09, 05:40 AM
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a rest day would be..

1. couch
2. food
3. lots of twilight zone DVDs
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Do suck. after 35+ straight days on the bike I may have developed a touch of patellar tendonitis under my arthritic right knee..
gee, imagine that. why would you ride 35 days without any rest days? (unless you like being either over-reached or undertrained...)
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Old 06-08-09, 08:21 AM
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Because I go into endorphin withdrawal that's why you Expatriate Poser. Hey, where the hell can you surf in France anyway?
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Sitting in the dentist chair for a few hours is rest enough, just do an early evening ride after meds wear off.
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Old 06-08-09, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Do suck. I'm taking one today. Going to the oral surgeon who may re-cut my tooth (depends on the evaluation) and after 35+ straight days on the bike I may have developed a touch of patellar tendonitis under my arthritic right knee. A day off is just what the doctor ordered.

But I'm not happy about it. If you hear about some maniac losing it and going postal in Orange or Rockland County NY in the news today, don't say I didn't warn you.
You post so much here that I was thinking you don't even ride a bike. Where do you find the time to ride and post post post?
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35+ days straight is too much! Besides, you can get your endorphines posting here too, no?
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Well, I'm looking forward to the postop/painkiller induced posts to follow.

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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Because I go into endorphin withdrawal that's why you Expatriate Poser. Hey, where the hell can you surf in France anyway?
haha...actually Biarritz has good waves. now, let's see- Upstate NY Poser (or where ever) or South of France Poser?
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Old 06-08-09, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Surferbruce View Post
haha...actually Biarritz has good waves. now, let's see- Upstate NY Poser (or where ever) or South of France Poser?
That's a no brainer, heck I'd stand on the coast with one of those Poseur jerseys then proceed to sluggishly make my way up a climb cursing my weak legs in French.
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Rest days don't suck.

UNPLANNED rest days on the other hand....
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haha...actually Biarritz has good waves. now, let's see- Upstate NY Poser (or where ever) or South of France Poser?
I think you have me there brucie.
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Originally Posted by Tulex View Post
Well, I'm looking forward to the postop/painkiller induced posts to follow.
They opened the gum, the tooth is cracked, it's coming out next week. And the incision site is killing me. Hoping the Advil kicks in. If it's still killing me by 4PM, time for Percoset. Ouch.
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They opened the gum, the tooth is cracked, it's coming out next week. And the incision site is killing me. Hoping the Advil kicks in. If it's still killing me by 4PM, time for Percoset. Ouch.
Actually, I was hoping more for random babbling, but good to hear about the pain, I mean sorry about the pain.
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If you hear about some maniac losing it and going postal in Orange or Rockland County NY in the news today, don't say I didn't warn you.
The authorities have been alerted . . . we're now at Defcon 1.
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Actually, I was hoping more for random babbling, but good to hear about the pain, I mean sorry about the pain.
If I didn't suck so bad it wouldn't hurt so much. I deserve this.
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Won't help the oral pain, but arthritic knees respond well to gelatin. Mine did anyway. You can buy a one month canister of Knox in the supplement aisle at Xmart, CVS, and I'm sure other places. Costs about $15+/-.
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Gelatin?



What flavor?
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I coach collegiate riders and I tell almost everyone to ride 5 days per week and take 2 off. This has vastly reduced injuries and increased their ability to ride faster on their hard days.

If you've really ridden that much you're favoring quantity over quality. Also, you should consider that the people I coach are (likely) younger than you and can recover faster.

In all my years doing this I have never worked with anyone who trained for more than 18 days straight. He is not racing, is being treated for tendonitis and sees a psychologist twice per week to address his extreme tendencies. More isn't better for anyone.
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if you're off the bike, ice/heat the knee and rest the legs... good to go for the next 35!!
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