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Old 10-30-05, 12:33 PM
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Ride at 65% of max HR or not at all?

Today is a recovery day where I would normally not ride, but I would really like to. Is it better to just not ride and take it easy, or go and do an hour or so at a very light pace?
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Old 10-30-05, 01:39 PM
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Go for a ride. It's a beautiful day! (At least it is in Dayton).

Just got back from one myself
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Old 10-30-05, 01:43 PM
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It's wonderful in Richmond 40 miles west! All my riding stuff is drying though...
Dang it. My knee is just hurting some from riding 45 miles yesterday and then doing some leg lifting, which might have been dumb.
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Originally Posted by tekhna
Today is a recovery day where I would normally not ride, but I would really like to. Is it better to just not ride and take it easy, or go and do an hour or so at a very light pace?
Active recovery is a great way to help your legs rest and repair. Going easy will help increase blood flow to your legs, so that they can repair and refresh. Active recovery (easy spinning on the bike, walking, etc.) is better recovery than being inactive. 65% is a good target for this sort of ride. Enjoy...
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Old 10-30-05, 07:38 PM
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If you really feel like riding, then you probably don't need a recovery day. If you get out on the bike and you feel good, then go for it.
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Old 10-31-05, 11:24 AM
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Do you ride your bike to train, or do you ride because you enjoy it?

Thinking of passing over a beautiful day because it goofs up the training schedule... c'mon now. You should be asking us where you should ride today.
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Old 10-31-05, 03:24 PM
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+1 Dwayne

riding at 85% all the time might be great for trainning but if you always push that hard it is a little more difficult to enjoy your suroundings(might as well be inside on the trainer).
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Nothin' to lose,
go for a cruise.

Get on that bike,
go where you like.

Get out in the sun,
go have some fun.

Oh, wait. That's a totally OCP thing to say, "Ride at 65% or not at all?". Starbucks latte grande for you. ;-)
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