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A Series of Recovery Rides

by on July 3, 2013

I was asked recently how long it took after riding 200 miles before I was back on the bike.  The answer was pretty simple.  I was out again on Monday morning, as usual.  So, what does that make it … I guess about 38 hours.

Monday’s ride was an easy spin.

Half of Tuesday’s ride was an easy spin with a much faster 2nd half.

Today’s ride was a real struggle.  I didn’t have much energy.  It was sprinkling rain part of the time.  It was an effort to simply keep up with the others.  It felt rough enough that I’m sure that this will be the worst recovery day and that I’ll be building back up from here.

Two things got me out on the bike this morning.  The first was knowing that it was a special coffee ride.  The second was accumulating miles for the Malaria Campaign.  Both are decent motivators.

These Rides: 62 miles
Malaria Campaign: 714.4 miles
Funds Pledged: $307.19
Contributed in support: $1,170

From → Cycling

One Comment
  1. I find that it’s not terribly difficult to ride right away after a very long ride (not so with a very long run). The issue for me is many consecutive days cycling. I slowly wear down without a rest day and eventually my legs feel completely dead.

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