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Race on Sunday(3 posts)

Race on Sundayjessah
May 1, 2002 5:48 AM
I have a 50 mile road race on Sunday - this is my first season racing and so far all of my races have been on Saturday. What does everyone do for no sat. races but sunday races? Would it be okay to do a moderate 50 mile ride on Saturday?
re: Race on Sundaybrider
May 1, 2002 6:39 AM
Depends on your normal training and how well you recover, but I would routinely do a longer (and maybe even fairly intense) ride the day before a race. I had pretty good recovery ability, though, and tended to actually get stronger in stage races.
re: Race on SundayVoodoo
May 1, 2002 9:22 AM
I tend to go light on Sat before a Sunday if I've got decent form (Friday for that matter too). I tend to ride 20-25 spinning miles w/ a couple semi hard efforts after I've tidied up the bike for the race. I'd rather be real fresh on Sunday. If you go light the days leading up to Sunday, get a good warm up pre-race Sunday w/ a couple hard efforts to remind yourself you're racing.