|The Bike Doc
Joined: 08 May 2003
Location: Corpus Christi and Warda, Texas
|Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 11:29 am GMT +0000 Post subject:
Your last statement likely points to the problem. You may be over trained and under slept. Give yourself a full rest day off the bike once a week. Look at your schedule and do some trimming to give yourself some more consistent sleep time. Count races days as intense intervals and do only one additional day of intense interverals about a half a week separated from your race days. It is a good idea to allow your rest day to follow race days or on non-race weeks after one of your intense interval days. On the day following your second intense interval day, do only an easy spin day. Convince your brain it is okay to go slow and easy on those days, you don't have to sprint every big hill or do the dash to the city limit signs on those days.
Paul K. Nolan, MD
AKA: The Bike Doc