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8/4/08 10:17 A

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OK, I'll give that a try. Have a ride tonight. Thanks

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8/4/08 9:16 A

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Spookyrabbit

You need to hydrate yourself with water and not tea whether you think this had a bearing or not. Your legs felt the way they did because of lack of hydration not because of overuse. You should not have felt the way you did that long.

Trust me ... try hydrating yourself really well and do the same ride at the same pace and you'll experience no leg tiredness several days after the event.

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8/1/08 2:01 P

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I don't normally drink the recommended amount of water. I do drink a lot of tea. I think it is just that I really pushed way too hard on that ride. I was on a hybrid trying to keep up with rode bikes. 25.29 miles w/ an avg speed of 13.3. Just beyond my capabilities at this time. Buy hey, thanks for the interest.

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8/1/08 12:42 P

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Not sure why you should feel this way? What has been your water intake?



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8/1/08 8:51 A

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Tue I walk 9 holes of golf. Wed and Thurs were 30 minute rides @ approx. 50-60%

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8/1/08 8:29 A

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What have you done since Monday???

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7/31/08 10:04 P

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OK, here is a question. How long should it take to get your legs back after a long, hard ride (at least for me). I did a group ride Monday and over did it. This is Thursday and my legs still aren't back.

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7/31/08 9:11 P

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Jim,

I think the best idea is to ride like a kid ... no goals ... just relax and have fun. Don't worry about cadence, speed, miles, or anything. What could it hurt?

Tonight I took my hybrid out around the neighborhood and on the local trails ... something I hadn't done since winter. No HR monitor; no bike computer; wore tennis shoes instead of cycling shoes (campus pedals); only wore shorts so I wouldn't get sore; otherwise a total Fred.

I just went wandering around ... stopped to talk to some neighbors and got a Coke on the way home. I have no idea how far I went ... I was out for about an hour. No BikeJournal entry for this one.

Enjoy,

Bob

Edited by: HEYPUTTHATDOWN at: 7/31/2008 (21:14)
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7/31/08 4:33 P

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Jim:
Sure, why not? If it gets the family out for a spin, sounds great!

Although watch the kids - start em young and they may be outsprinting you in a couple of years! emoticon

Edited by: WONGERCHI at: 7/31/2008 (16:31)
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7/31/08 4:26 P

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So what I should do is have my 8 yr old daughter ride with me and try to keep up to her pace in lower gears to just spin myself out?

Or even go with my 10 yr old son and do the same?

Thanks,

Jim

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7/31/08 4:21 P

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Jim:
My recovery rides are slow and short. 30-45 mins generally, an hour tops. I try not to sweat and never use the big ring. If it's hot and you're sweating already, then if you're being passed by little kids on tricycles then that's about right! If you want numbers, I cruise at 28-30kph and race up in the low to mid 30s. Looking back, my recovery rides are in the low 20s, 25kph tops.

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7/31/08 4:14 P

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Rebcca

Thanks for researching .... i thought that is what he had said. So no more than an hour and no breaking into a sweat. How to figure out on hot days whether it is weather related or exercise related on the sweating;-) LOL

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7/31/08 4:10 P

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7/31/08 3:55 P

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Bob

That is what I can not remember is how slow and for how long. I find it hard to just do a warm up pace before I go into my work out pace. Warm up pace is usually at 15 mpg and work out pace as fast as I can.

Like you I can not contain myself so I may have to force myself to off days to do recovery rides. But at the same time I want time in the saddle

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7/31/08 3:42 P

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Jim,

You're an active parent who does sports with kids, yes?

I would think that until start piling up monster rides that just getting out and doing physical stuff would be enough to get your blood moving.

If you do ride, I seem to recall (was it Chi?) that you should do recovery ride at a pace just fast enough to stay upright.

I can't restrain myself so I use off days to outdoor chores and then go for a walk as the sun is setting.

My two cents ...

Bob

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Congratulate yourself on being fit!! emoticon

(I am too much of a beginner to advise on this)

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7/31/08 11:37 A

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Hi

Generally speaking how long should recovery rides be and at what pace?

For example this week on Sun 22.3 miles @ 18.65 avg speed; Tues 21 miles @19.09 avg speed; Wed 39.17 miles @18.30 avg speed. On Friday I will take off. On Monday we were at a water park so alot of walkiking and steps to climb.

So given the info above what should I aim at doing?

Thanks,

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