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Old 04-07-19, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
As an over 50 fabulous fat and fit fella I find that I can for the most part ride pretty well but the recovery is double what is used to be. I need a nap after a good ride just to function. I am wondering if it is my new normal or is my physical abilities taking a huge hit and I just sux. Back to back long and difficult days seem almost impossible. I am actually going out today to ride the MTB after a nice 21 mile ride yesterday. Legs still have the post ride tingle.
Yes, planning ride time with sufficient rest and recovery is essential. Nothing wrong with a nap. I've been using the features in Strava to manage my overall effort and rest. Strava has a several features to track activity;






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