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how long to recover from double metric?...more...(6 posts)

how long to recover from double metric?...more...Spiritual Haiku
Sep 17, 2001 10:06 AM
9/8 125, longest ride to date (ever); stopped only briefly and kept the pace as high as i could, looking ahead to 7:45 in the saddle. as with other major efforts, related to weight training or the bike, i typically find myself recovered and back to 90-100% in around three full days, including rest, food, water, etc.

9/8 125 miles, 16 mph avg
9/9 off
9/10 off
9/11 ~17 miles, slow & easy on city streets
9/12 off
9/13 ~30 miles, group ride, this one hurt
9/14 off
9/15 ~50 miles, slow & easy most of the way
9/16 ~30 miles, felt a little better

I know i should have ridden at least a token effort on 9/9, but the time was not available then or the following day. on 9/11 my legs felt good but it hurt to breathe deep and my chest felt "tired" (best way to explain it), like heart and lungs were fatigued. 9/16 i felt stronger and somewhat revitalized, like i'd been plugged into a recharger for an 80% charge.

not viewing this as a problem, since there's plenty of time between now and this weekend's ms-150 to eat taco bell and ice cream and rest my legs (read: spin). but...is this recovery period (week+) for a 125 to be expected for one of my training history?

thanks!
I don't usually feel fully recovered until a few miles intoMB1
Sep 17, 2001 11:07 AM
my next long ride. Commuting really helps with recovery though. A little exercise every day keeps the kinks from building up to much.

Maybe a massage would help.
It also looks like your PBR intake is low. nmMB1
Sep 17, 2001 11:15 AM
Your RecoveryJon
Sep 17, 2001 11:24 AM
Looks not too unusual to me. The larger your mileage base in the months prior to a ride like this the
faster your recovery's going to be. However, it takes whatever it takes.
supplementing with pete's wicked ale and "natural light" nmSpiritual Haiku
Sep 17, 2001 11:46 AM
There's your problem12x23
Sep 17, 2001 2:29 PM
try 28.875 cu in (1 pint) of Michelob Light.