Felt better after 10 miles into ride????????

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  1. Scott'sTrek1000

    Scott'sTrek1000 New Member

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    I went for a 23 mile ride last night and (halfway through it) felt AWESOME. I guess it was a second wind? My legs felt strong, body felt good. I felt like I could ride all night. This ever happened to you guys/gals? Any clinical definition to it?
     
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  2. trekryder

    trekryder New Member

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    That happens to me all the time. It seems like I have to get several miles into my ride before I get my groove and then I'm ready to ride forever. I mean I go through burning legs, breathing hard, dry mouth, etc. and then somewhere in there it seems like I break through some kind of barrier and I'm all good.
     
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    That is what happeneds to me also, usually after 5 miles I feel refreshed and warmed up, this is when I get off and strech because I've always just figured my muscles were warmed up now.
     
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    dallasbikr New Member

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    back in the days of 30 miles a day, that first 10 was my warm-up...
     
  5. MaxPrime

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    I feel like crap (relatively - in the saddle) for the first 10 miles. Afterwards, I get my pacing right and get in the zone and crank out the miles.
     
  6. N_laplaca

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    Same here, I always feel terrible for the first 5 miles or so then I seem to come alive. If I still feel that way after 10-15 miles then I know I probably should just take it easy.It's funny how sometimes you feel really strong and other times it feels like an early season ride.
     
  7. Olasnah

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    Me too. Not sure what was going on, but I have to reach 8 or 9 miles before I feel warmed up. Stopping to rest somewhere in the 30 miles makes things worse.
     
  8. fearby

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    I do not feel at all good until the first 10 is over and I have used a low gear to warm up.Things improved when I started stretching before going out though.
     
  9. gould86

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    Me too.... my ass kills untill around 5 miles into the ride
     
  10. Trekker2017

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    The same thing happens to me. I need a warm up period before I really feel into a ride. I wonder if anyone here has tried doing say 10 minutes on a stationary bike just to get their heart rate up to say 50% of max before beginning a ride?
     
  11. MaxPrime

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    In football, we used to get a light lift in and hit the sled before gametime to get us ready to go. In a race, it's obviously easy to get into the groove and I see no need for that. As for training, I see my first 10 miles as the tough ones and just pound them out and put it on cruise control.
     
  12. Yippie Kye Ay

    Yippie Kye Ay New Member

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    I am in training for a State finals race and ride nearly every day, the days after a rest day do take me 10 or 15 miles before I am fully energized for the rest of the ride. I guess my bidy just has to get back in the groove.
     
  13. Carrera

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    I tend to have ups and downs when I'm riding. I'm more vulnerable after 2 hours in the seat and then I sometimes find I'm feeling the pain.
    Anyone ever been riding for a time and gone all out to catch up another rider? The effort it takes to catch someone up can really tax energy levels. Now I understand why pro riders are so careful to pace themselves when they try to sprint ahead of the peleton.



     
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