|Two weeks is all it takes||shirt|
Sep 12, 2002 7:51 AM
|I've ridden twice in the last two weeks. One of those days was yesterday, our regular Wednesday practice race. I had no IDEA how much form you could lose in that space of time. I think I've lost (literally) half of the conditioning I had only recently.
I'm wondering what percentage of this loss is attributable to my age (37) and what percentage is due to a poor base from last winter. In either case, I'm going to do a hell of a lot of base this winter...
|re: Two weeks is all it takes||brider|
Sep 12, 2002 10:21 AM
|I remember form my running days reading that you would lose 2 months of build-up by taking two weeks off. But the body is an amazing thing. You'll regain it much faster than it took to gain it the first time.|
Sep 12, 2002 12:19 PM
|I was pretty much out of commission from May to July; July really sucked -- I was about 20% slower up some big hills than I formerly was. I got killed on group rides.
I rode my butt off in July and August, and I'm now about 95% of where I was before. Progressively, but agressively, work hard and it will return sooner than you think. (I did have a huge base, though, having trained for ultra distances year round the past few years.)