Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:42 am

All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 5:33 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:43 pm
Posts: 3039
Location: Canada
I agree with the above general guidelines, although I dont believe in precise numbers to define a recovery ride.

Thing is most people screw these up big time, thinking they are recovering because they only do 60min at an easy pace. most of the time that pace is not slow enough to real recovery time and simply moving blood arround.

For me there is a difference between an easy ride and a recovery ride. Easy means you will still spike the power here and there and just ride along not paying attention to your intensity. Think about that 2h varied terrain ride with a buddy where you chat and just ride. On the other hand, a recovery ride will have me look at the powermeter display to avoid spiking power on bumps and head wind and maintain a low intensity throughout the ride.

Think it's more a mental thing then a real training benefit. Enjoying the weather and just riding along the bike path as something refreshing to it and I like it. But for the benefits of my training, I will take days OFF completely to allow adaptations to occur. I usually log between 15 and 25h of training a week when not racing and this typically involves at least a days OFF completely every 10 days or so.

People working out on a 15-25h / week training schedule riding 7 days out of 7 for months on end are just fooling themselves thinking they are pros while they are not.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. How much rest do you need after a FTP test?

in Training

buhx2

6

1023

Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:24 am

mattr View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Difference between 3 and 5 spoke wheels? Performance difference, handling?

in Everything wheels

blakemulder

4

404

Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:03 pm

NiFTY View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. KMC Missing/Quick/Magic Link wearing out before the rest of the chain?

in Road

alcatraz

13

1981

Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:12 pm

blueturtle View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Easy prediction of inflated tire width

in Everything wheels

youngs_modulus

14

837

Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:35 pm

youngs_modulus View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Any easy way to remove white logos on carbon rims?

in Road

Shrike

1

512

Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:11 am

Broady View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited