Wow, You guys are a big help!
By the way: 75% of HR max is still too much for a recovery ride. Just do 60-65%, take your girlfriend with you and try to talk more to her than she does to you
Wish I had one... so this will be hard, I think i know what you are saying. Try to keep talking during exercise and don't get into breathing hard. well, that should be easy.
Newbieweenie had a good point: If you put in a "rest week" every 4th or 5th week (or even 3rd week, depending on the intensity and volume of the training you do), there is less chance of you wearing yourself out.
This is getting you training in periods (NL= periodisering) IE building intensity per week and after that an easy week. I know I should have done this, but because off work etc, I must have thought I got too less training so I just kept training. WRONG!!!
Big fellow wrote:
as a rough guide - the longer you have been exercising in this over reached / trained state, the longer it will take for you to get over it.
Ok, I think I have been in this state for two weeks now. So lets say it will take me two weeks to get over it?!
Big fellow wrote:
my concern would be that you try to exercise through it, which is a common mistake and which in fact increases the severity of the problem
complete rest is usually the best, though this will depend on the severity of your condition. however if you do feel like you want to do something definitely keep it low aerobic intensity ie, lower than 75%as suggested
This is what most people seem to try and because of that they will get overtrained. I felt that I couldn't, I didn't recouver as quick as I normally did so the physiology alarmbells got ringing.
Today I had a leg massage to give the extra "push" in recouvery. She really hurt me! half way we could really tell the difference between the legs. Because she couldn't fix it all at once I will go back to her next week.
I'm already feeling the need to get on the bike, So i'll treat myself on a easy tarmac ride tomorrow and i'll keep the heart rate down. I'm giving a RPM class on friday morning and I will wear my polar so I can check my heart rate. I'll keep it low.
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'