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    Burning out

    I'm fairly new to mtb and have a long way to go as far as my nutrition , but i'm looking for some basic things to start doing to help with my riding. I'm trying to drink more water through the day, i eat a banana on the way to the trails, and am drinking a choc milk after. But after my ride, usually an hour to an hour and a half, i feel like i'm gonna fall asleep. I'm not taking it easy, but am certainly not going balls to the wall the whole ride. Any advice on what i can do to not burn myself up so easily?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddmsgtr1 View Post
    ... But after my ride, usually an hour to an hour and a half, i feel like i'm gonna fall asleep. I'm not taking it easy, but am certainly not going balls to the wall the whole ride. Any advice on what i can do to not burn myself up so easily?
    Nothing wrong with a nap after the ride. Until you are much more fit such that your body doesn't want to urgently go to sleep, take a nap.

    No extra honor bestowed to you in powering through it either...

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    Listen to your body. If it's tired, you're tired so rest. There's nothing really more to it. As you get better fit, that may change.
    "Wait, this thing doesn't have a motor?" - Socrates

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    George Hincapie recommends an afternoon nap during any training day. Rest is the most important part of recovery. Do whatever you can rest legs and nervous system

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    How about skipping the post-ride chocolate milk? Perhaps that's causing the drowsiness.

    As others have suggested, listen to your body and get plenty of rest.
    Joe
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    You're body doesn't grow or improve while you are on the bike or in the gym. It grows and improves while you are resting.

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