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POLL: How do you gain momentum on off days?(15 posts)

POLL: How do you gain momentum on off days?Sprint-Nick
May 27, 2003 5:35 PM
Just a quick poll to see how everyone gains momentum on those days you either 1) don't feel like training and/or 2) feel like crap.

re: POLL: How do you gain momentum on off days?abicirider
May 27, 2003 5:42 PM
For me I take a look inside and realize how fortunate I am able to train race have my health all my limbs to do so and then realize this privalge can be taken away in a heart beat such as an accident, health problem, or so many other situations that can end my one true love cycling and racing, that is all the motivation I need.
P.S. Sounds like you are happy down under you guys are starting winter shortly aren't you, best of luck in your track endevor.
Be safe Out on The Roads!!!!!!
Ray Still
Mooresville, NC
exceeding expectationsfiltersweep
May 27, 2003 5:50 PM
Days that I don't feel great, I am more likely to exceed my expectations because I don't approach it with a "I feel great/I'm going to have the best ride ever" attitude. Same thing goes for time in the gym.
Good question...Soter
May 27, 2003 5:56 PM
I find the best way is to just get myself 100 yards away from my house and out the door. It may not compell me to go for long but even if I end up turning around two miles away I've still done something.

I remember when I was doing my running training for a tri I could barely get myself out the door. I hated myself for the next 2.5 miles and ended up turning around about half a mile short of my normal turn around. I hadn't done my normal 10K, and I didn't really even enjoy the run, but I still got off the couch. Exercise isn't always going to be a blast, but if the motivation problem isn't related to an injury its best to just FORCE yourself out that door ;)!
agree with this...Frith
May 27, 2003 6:55 PM
once your out the door the hard part is over. I tell myself that I'm only going to do a couple miles but I bring enough water etc just in case I decide to do more...What ends up happening is that once I get going I *always* decide to do more.
find someone to ride withkneebreaker
May 27, 2003 5:59 PM
or go do a relaxed ride near some tourist atraction. it really helps.

better than staying home.
Group rides.MR_GRUMPY
May 27, 2003 7:13 PM
You feel like (A) Everybody needs you to keep the pace up. or (B) Everybody will talk about you, and discuss how you really are a no-talent sack of you-know-what.
Because of the above, I rarly miss a workout.
One WorddaCaT_
May 27, 2003 7:30 PM
hay, when did you get back? nmDougSloan
May 27, 2003 7:31 PM
Not long agoSprint-Nick
May 27, 2003 8:24 PM
I'm staying in Adelaide at a place with internet I can use anytime so in between training sessions when there is not much else to do I come on here! When I was staying with family friends in Sydney I really had to curtail my use.

full report?DougSloan
May 28, 2003 6:06 AM
I think we need a full report of what's going on down there...


Try resting!!! nmcyclequip
May 28, 2003 2:31 AM
I go for a walk on the beach with my girlfriend.fracisco
May 28, 2003 7:56 AM
Your mileage may vary.
Am I the only one???elviento
May 28, 2003 8:02 AM
If you are really feeling like crap, getting out may do you more harm than good.

Sometimes I had to work OT with little sleep and insisted on riding at night. I just felt like dozing off on the bike and my legs were dead. It was dangerous in traffic with low concentration and I didn't get the training result I wanted. Got cramps too easily as well.

Just listen to your body and don't force the issue. Afterall, riding is supposed to be enjoyable, right?
re: POLL: How do you gain momentum on off days?Atombomber
May 28, 2003 8:08 PM
Momentum is a measure of the motion of a body equal to the product of its mass and velocity.

So to gain momentum, either increase your mass or your velocity.