- Recovery – mainly commuting
Is it worth taking Recovery drinks and if so, what do people recommend? Legs today are feeling dead, doing 150 miles a week just commuting by bike, and on feet all day. I’m wondering am I not recovering correctly. Currently taking no supplements, though eating a lot more!Posted 4 years ago
Go on then I’ll bite, before spending money on expensive recovery drinks I’d seriously consider a rest day, I used to do 30 x 5 days, was knackered at the weekend so spoilt the weekend ride, which seemed pointless I cut the commute down, I’m now riding 2-3 times a month and feel much better, joking aside I do intend to build back up to 3 times a week.
EDIT: best recovery is good old fashioned sleepPosted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
i would suggest 3weeks on 1 off for commuting 150miles a week tbh – or a 3/2 day split.
expecting to do that milage every day will do more harm than good , especially if your not used to it.
once you get the legs on you youll find you can do it more often/recover quicker.Posted 4 years ago
Been commuting since new year began
So 20+ days and you’re doing 150 per week, wow, as posts above imply, you’re legs are overworked, rest for a week then try 90 miles a week, but one day on one day off. You’re obviously very fit, but you’ll grow to hate the commute if your pushing too hard, unless you’re training for an epic?Posted 4 years agopcbMember
I do a 34 mile round trip 3 days one week 4 days the next week.
By the end of the second week my legs are tired, but it does only get better as your fitness improves.
I’m not sure about supplements but I eat a lot more than I used too. Keeping to a normal healthy balanced diet.Posted 4 years agohopefiendboyMember
Currently do 100 miles a week just commuting 5 days, sometimes take a day off from it using the motorbike. I find that it depends more on riding to suit how your body is feeling- ie drop a gear from the one you feel comfortable riding back home leg (one easier) and this becomes more of a recovery ride. My problem is/used to be I’d race each leg like a sprint (30 mins in 10 miles, 35 mins back 10 miles) and I’d be wasted come the start of week 2.
I almost find keeping the legs turning better than complete rest, but just choose the gearing/effort appropriately!Posted 4 years ago
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