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Just Not Feeling Up To Par

Old 05-31-06, 03:55 PM
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Just Not Feeling Up To Par

Hey folks.

This past weekend, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday I rode about 30-35 miles each day...I am used to this, but normally I skip days in between for recovery.

Today I gear up, hop on, and ride off...but for some reason, I just wasnt feeling like myself. I couldnt perform as well, I got tired more easily sprinting, and had back pains.

What could this have been from? a disrupted schedule? Maybe I ate too much before I went out? Not enough stretching?(although I did the same as usual)...I just felt so slow.

I'm joining up with a team, and I am going to start racing SOON, so I want to get on a good schedule where I can do some fast solo rides, regardless of the road maybe having an incline or anything. Fixed, I could fly up hills like they werent even there, now it is alot harder for me.

I just bought a new racing bike and before that, all year I had been training on a fixed gear track bike. It is a hard transition from fixed to riding a road bike. My posture is a bit different, and I am told to SPIN and take advantage of the gears, but when I spin I FEEL like im not going that fast. Should I always be easily spinning? When should I be cranking harder gears(besides descents)? I am used to the momentum of a fixed wheel, keeping me going, but riding a road bike now , it is ALOT different, I find it harder to put the same power into the cranks.

Anyone have some answers for me!

Id appreciate it!

Thank you!
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Old 05-31-06, 05:07 PM
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we all have that.... i went for a nice ride on sunday, not that long, but it was warm and humid. I'd just gotten back to riding after over a week (horrible weather), and I'm in crappy shape! Also, i was on my Kona. The next day i felt totally wiped out and the next as well- had no energy. Plus it's been really warm and humid. I love hot weather but i guess i'm not used to it yet. So i've had no interest in riding. I know i'll get back to it, so why worry.
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Old 05-31-06, 10:29 PM
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you should get some days off. let your mind refresh for some time. and onto your spinning, you should go really hard when you are into interval mode and spins fast(not too fast) on low gear to recover.
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