Too tired to train?
I’m looking to do a lot of riding this year and a solo 24hr. Like many people I have a full time, reasonably physical job and a busy life.
Fitting in training is hard, no different to anyone else tho, then I read you shouldn’t train when you’re tired. Mainly because you will get no benefit.
Well, I’m nearly always tired, almost certainly at the times I have available for training.
So, the question is, where do you draw the line? At what point are you too tired to train? How do you tell?Posted 7 years ago
For me it’s quite easy to tell, as I simply wont feel like riding. I have to do a lot of miles in a short period of time i.e three days a week. These rides are key to anything I do and I never miss them.In order I don’t the bike and clothing must be ready the night before.I also never check the weather, I’ll ride whatever. Any spare time is a bonus.Posted 7 years ago
I to have a physical standing jon, long hours and a familly.Mostly BalancedMember
Go out after work (yes I did see the bit where you said you finished at midnight). Start with an hour or two and build up. It’ll hurt at first but you’ll get used to it with time and it’ll be good preparation for night time laps on a 24hr solo.
When I was a student (in my late twenties) I spent a time working Friday nights graveyard shift at a filling station 11 to 7 folowed by 7:30 til 6 in a daytime job. After a few weeks of that I’d acclimatised enough to go clubbing on the Saturday nights afterwards.Posted 7 years agouponthedownsMember
Are you really tired? Are you listening to what your body is telling you or to what your mind is telling you? Probably the latter. You won’t know if you are too tired to train unless you get out there on the bike and put some efforts in. do that and then decide based on your performance if you are too tired to train or not.
I’m the opposite. I can feel fine but when I get on the bike a can’t hit my HR zones which is my body telling me its tired despite what my mind is telling me.
Good tip from Chris Boardman. If you are trying to decide whether to go out training or not get into your kit and get the bike out. Then take the decision.Posted 7 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
Good tip from Chris Boardman. If you are trying to decide whether to go out training or not get into your kit and get the bike out. Then take the decision.
Or, as Sean Kelly described it when asked what he would do if it was raining heavily: I’d get my kit on, and go out and do my ride. Then I’d come home and decide if it was too wet or not.Posted 7 years ago
Wondered how long it would be for .. MTFU, always helpful.
We get the odd sex crazed gorilla in on a Friday night, so perhaps I’ll give that a go 😀
MB, that was a long time ago for me and I could do that then too.
oldgit, that’s when I finish work not when I get to bed, but I know what you mean.Posted 7 years agomolgripsSubscriber
I usually don’t feel like riding if I’m mentally tired, but that’s usually boredom.
Ride somewhere new and interesting.
Or just MTFU. Training is damn hard work.
Maybe focus your training a bit better tho? Depending on how much base fitness you have you might benefit from fewer hours doing more intense stuff…
EDIT: just seen, you run a pub. I don’t think there’s much hope for you then.. I didn’t think it was possible to do ANYTHING else at all whilst running a pub…Posted 7 years agodevsMember
Be flexible with sleep and ride times. That’s what I’ve found now I’m self employed. I sometimes catch 40 winks till the phone goes or sneak out for a ride if it’s quiet. I quite often do a bit of work when I get back in from a night ride too but you may not have such flexibility. Tiredness goes away after a couple of mins with the wind in your face so just force yourself. Oh and make sure you pack in loads of vitamins too, they help you stop you running yourself down.Posted 7 years ago
Giving up riding now would do my head in, I swear some days it’s the only thing that has kept me sane!
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