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Commuting as recovery rides(4 posts)

Commuting as recovery ridesKurt H
Nov 29, 2002 7:16 AM
Hi all,
I was wondering who, if anyone, uses commuting to work as a recovery ride. Also, I'm wondering if this is wise. I'm planning to try my hand (errr, legs?) at some local races next year, but commute to work by bike every day. My plan was to ride in on days after hard training sessions, but just spin easily in the small ring all the way to work. It doesn't seem like this should lead to overtraining, and could possibly be beneficial to work out soreness and stay limber, but like I said, I'm new at this!
Thanks for any advice!
Kurt H
good planBigLeadOutGuy
Nov 29, 2002 10:18 AM
Good Idea, but make sure you stay at your recovery HR and lower....recovers rides should be so slow that you think they old lady with the walker on the sidewalk is going to pass you! hehe
how bout hillsishmael
Dec 1, 2002 7:03 PM
I'm planning on doing a lot of commuting with a singlespeed and there are a couple hills, if I take them slow enough do you think it'll still work as a rest day?
how bout hillsBigLeadOutGuy
Dec 1, 2002 7:07 PM
sure will...try and keep your HR at or below your recover heart rate...even if your have to crawl over the hills at 3 mph....sometimes on a recovery day its ok to give a few quick burts just to wake things up...but i stress FEW and QUICK!!