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    Ooops my legs are shot - 3 days till race!!!!

    What to do

    I thought I would give it one more hard work out with three days to recouperate before my first race of the season. 1/3 of the way into the training I realized my legs were already really tired and I was riding on my trainer at least one mile an hour below my usual average speed and feeling like I was pushing it hard. I finished my "hill climbs" taking it a little bit easier but now am worried that my legs won't be fresh by saturday.

    What is the best way to recouperate? Completely off the bike till race day, or a few easy spins each day till then? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thnx
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    2 days rest, 1 day with some brief hard intervals, race.

    and maybe you'll win.

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    Easy recovery rides are the $h1t

    Spin easy (EASY!) each day <1 hour and do some brief hard intervals the day before hand. Nutrition and sleep is important too. 3 Days is enough to recover, no worries.

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    A self-massage will work wonders. Elevate your legs, work towards your heart, and go deep. It does work.
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    Thanx

    Thanks for the feedback. Consensus seems to be to at least spin the day before...
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    spin every day, high rpm, very light load, for no more than 1hr 15 min. You'll be fine for the race

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