- How do you ‘rescue’ your legs for another ride tomorrow?
The big thing to rescue is your head; you think you are going to be weak and weedy tomorrow, so you’ll end up riding that way. Just set off slow and steady, have a good mental image of where you are riding, and where the climbs are, then pace yourself and ride as well as you can. Also don’t think that because you feel out of it in the morning, you will ride like poo all day; positive mental attitude….Posted 8 years agocrikeyMember
A Chris Boardman thing; ‘Control the controllable’.Posted 8 years ago
Just make sure that everything you can do to make yourself recover is done, feeding, rest, positive attitude and so on.
Then ride to the best of your ability knowing that you have controlled everything that is within your power to do so.
And, if anyone is expecting you to be tired tomorrow, it is your job to disabuse them of that notion, no matter how much it hurts 😀Yardley_HastingsMember
its all about maintenance of the engine (you)Posted 8 years ago
– spin out the lactic
– recovery drink within 15 minutes
– compression socks (like you’d wear on a plane) help
– 65g of carbs at 2, 4, 6rs
– don’t eat lardy, fatty food. Carbs are king
– plenty of sleep, top athletes sleep loads for a reason
– lots of fluids to help with carb absorption
– carb heavy breakfast in the morning of day 2, a couple of hours before riding.
– plenty of fluids on the morning of day 2
Its also easier to recover for repeated days of riding if you fuel yourself properly during each ride with carbs during riding, 1g per kilo of body weight per hour.
And if all else fails, a really strong coffee before setting off works wonders.
The above seems to have worked for me on various stage racesDogsbySubscriber
Forgoodnesshakes!! They come in several flavours, are tasty and are often on special offer in supermarkets. If you have a look at their web-site they have details of where the offers are. I use them after any big rides and they are excellent. After the HONC last weekend I downed one when I got to the car and was fine the next day.
DogsbyPosted 8 years agoShandySubscriber
I find reading a bit of Ranulph Fiennes or Joe Simpson usually inspires me to MTFU. That, and picking a day out that really inpires you to push yourself again.
All the scientific and diet stuff contributes to sorting your body out, but as crikey says, what sets people apart is their mental approach to a bit of suffering.
Dean Karnazes – “Somewhere along the line we seem to have confused happiness with comfort”Posted 8 years ago
****. Felt fine until I threw my leg over the bike at Lee Quarry. Just NOTHING in my legs at all. Nowt. Zip 🙁
SFB, People cant help it. Its human nature to show off alittle, show others that you are getting better and feel good that you are excelling at something amongst your peers. On the flipside it must be annoying to always have someone on the back I guess who doesnt improve at all. Looking at it from both sides philosphically. 🙂Posted 8 years ago
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