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MTB Taking a week off

Discussion in 'Cycling Department Forum' started by Bram, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Bram

    Bram Senior Member

    For the last couple of months I have been on the bike multiple times a week. This first week of January is pretty hectic with hundreds of things needed to be done so I have stayed off the bike for almost a week now.

    Must say I feel that my legs are happy with the rest.

    Full speed ahead next week :)
  2. dazzyb2k3

    dazzyb2k3 Well-Known Member

    Enjoy the rest (what's left of it) :)

    Often you never know how much you needed the rest until you take it. IMO Knowing when and how much to rest is the single hardest - and most beneficial - thing to learn in cycling.

    I make a point of having a couple of periods per year where i don't even think about the bike for days - sometimes weeks. Keeping fresh both mentally and physically is crucial for my enjoyment of the sport. Soon as training or riding starts to feel like a 'chore' then i know it's time to stop and re-charge.

    Never feel guilty about taking days off. Most regular cyclists (ie. several days per week) need it much more than they think.
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2017
  3. Bram

    Bram Senior Member

    I won't :) Actually quite enjoyed to say that I miss it. Me (!!) missing to work out lol. Miracles happen :)

    Time to climb on the mountainbike this week and conquer this nasty winter weather. I am so looking forward to March / April and those awesome spring days with sun :heart:
  4. SnyperAL

    SnyperAL Well-Known Member

    We've had some cracking Frosty sunny mornings here, not been on the bike much but put a good few walks in with the boss.

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