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Commuting and Overtraining?(4 posts)

Commuting and Overtraining?peterkg
Oct 19, 2002 8:50 AM
I've just started commuting to work. About 30 miles round trip; mostly downhill to work, and uphill home. And then I still like to do some long rides on the weekend. Is there a risk of too much riding? Should I commute 3x/week? Should I kept it real easy on the uphills home? Thoughts?
Oct 19, 2002 12:13 PM
My only suggestion is to use it as an aerobic ride so around 65-75% of your max hr. If your feeling crappy back it off to 55% but this will be difficult climbing. All in all the volume will be good for you.

re: Commuting and Overtraining?TREKY
Oct 19, 2002 2:00 PM
I did the same thing for years.My trip was about 16 miles each way.The difference was I always had a strong headwind going home.I just stayed in an easy gear going home and didn't try to push it.I didn't have any problems or symptoms of over training.I usually commuted 4 times a week.

As the previous reply said you can ride different workouts in the same day. Unfortunately for me my work schedule and job changed and I can't commute any more.I do miss it.
re: Commuting and Overtraining?timfire
Oct 21, 2002 9:41 AM
Depending upon how long the commute is and whether or not you're use to riding every day, there's the possiblility that you might feel like you're overtraining at first, but you just get use to it in no time.

--Tim Kleinert