Recovering from Rides
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- After a hard training ride, go for a short ride the next day. It helps loosen up muscles that have tightened up on the hard ride. Don’t train hard more than twice per week. It also lets you know that you can continue to ride even though you’re tired. Stretch before and after all rides.
- Beware of over-training warning signals: chronic fatigue, elevated resting heart rate, weight loss, poor sleeping patterns, irritable disposition, aching legs or a lingering cold.
- On a long ride pedal easily for the last ten miles or so to warm down your muscles.