Recovery Rides

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by chuy, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. chuy

    chuy New Member

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    Monday I did some sqauts, leg extensions, and calf raises. Today (tuesday) I'm somewhat sore and rode around 60-70% of my max heartrate 194, riding mostly on the flats. Should hills >600 seconds be incorporated or should i just focus on easy riding in the flats during recovery rides?
     
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  2. MidBunchLurker

    MidBunchLurker New Member

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    If it's going to be a recovery ride you probably want to keep HR below 60% of MHR
     
  3. Aztec

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    Is there a difference between a recovery ride from lifting vs. recovery ride from a hard ride? Personally, I've never found even modest aerobics to help me recover from weightlifting (as measured by my performance the next time w/ the weights). Of course, YMMV, and it may be useful for performing better ON THE BIKE next time. Try it and see if ithelps/hinders your performance in either activity.
     
  4. chuy

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    riding at an easy rate helps loosen my muscles where as the day after a hard ride they tend to be tight.
     
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