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Recovering from hilly rides(2 posts)

Recovering from hilly ridesbent_spoke
Sep 8, 2003 7:25 AM
As I mentioned in prev post, I did a 135mi ride over 2days & it included alot of hills. I was wondering about recovery time before you take on some thing else.

My legs have been a bit tired going up hills last week, but good when it's flat or rolling. I feel in good shape & I wanted to try a Mt ride. Mt Greylock (MA) is about 9mi long with a 6% avg grade (2 sections with 11%). The ride loop is about 48mi & I figured that I would give it a shot...my own little Alp d'heuz (not really, but a taste maybe).

It be really helpful to get some input on the recovery time & things that help to speed it up. Thanks in advance.
"If in doubt, leave it out."The Human G-Nome
Sep 8, 2003 7:45 AM
courtesy of Joe Friel. but as far as recovery goes, 1 day in zone 1 or 2 and 1 day off the bike should do the trick.