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Should I ride or rest today?(4 posts)

Should I ride or rest today?Dean
Jun 25, 2001 6:54 AM
Over the weekend I did my local MS ride. I did the century on Saturday and also on Sunday and I am wondering if I should ride very slowly today or stay of the bike totally. My legs are a bit sore, will an easy spin or a day off be better for recovery?
re: Should I ride or rest today?Mabero
Jun 25, 2001 7:02 AM
I would go easy on the road for today and tomorrow. Depending on what you're conditioning is I really can't say. (no clue about your training regime) But either way I would go a slow tempo day for today on a shorter mileage (whatever you consider short) at the same speed you went your long ride...this way you get a easy spin for a low mileage therefore warming the muscles and not burning them. Then just make sure you just stretch for a while after (20-30 minutes after) and keep your legs up to drain some of the lactic acid out of your legs.
re: Should I ride or rest today?Lone Gunman
Jun 25, 2001 9:08 AM
Do about an easy 15 mile spin, just to push the junk in your legs. Rest the following day.
re: Should I ride or rest today?bevcor
Jun 25, 2001 5:44 PM
when in doubt leave it out!