Overdoing it . . . .
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Between a long extended winter, a short spring, family responsibilities, a few mechanical issues and business travel, I have not ridden my bike much this year. Only 450 miles so far.
Two weeks ago, I only managed 41 miles. So this weekend provided the perfect intersection of time and good weather . . . . I snuck in a 27 mile ride and a 31 mile ride back to back giving me a 90+ mile total for the week and breaking a cycling rule of thumb only to increase mileage by 10% per week. My knees are telling me not to disobey that rule of thumb until I am in much better shape.
I'm still figuring out eating right to allow a productive day after my rides. Eating protein afterwards seems to help. But I am really feeling drained and unfocused on days after I ride15 or more miles. I think I might actually resort to reading a cycling oriented training book!