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  1. #1
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    day after cross race

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    I am off work in an hour and would like to get to the gym and play around...I enjoy sweating and shaking the work day off...BUTTTT i kind of feel like i got hit by a bus bc of the race yesterday LOL

    so question- what do you do the day after a race? Rest? Jog? Spin?
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    Mandi
    Ride your bike, ride your bike, ride your bike -Fausto Coppi

  2. #2
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    Depends - If I was real tired, I'll eat and rest and do nothing, maybe a little walk to get the kinks out; semi tired, maybe I would just spin a little real lightly to get the blood moving around, nothing hard enough to tax the muscles and eat; I would never jog, but I hate running!

  3. #3
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    I think i am going to jog for a bit just to get the day off...but after that i'll foam roll. you just cant go wrong with rolling around on some foam to get the aches out!
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    Mandi
    Ride your bike, ride your bike, ride your bike -Fausto Coppi

  4. #4
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    Nutrition post-race was a huge factor for me. Immediately after the race, I had to have somewhat *healthy* recovery calories, something like slamming a chocolate milk. Then alternating water with my post-race beer. Solid meal, like a sandwich, within a reasonable timeframe.

    When I did beer immediately after the race, the headaches were *legendary*.

    Light recovery spin or even just a walk and some stretching. Can't do much else.

    -- gnat!
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    Pantysgawn: 2011 S-Works Stumpjumper 29er
    Whiz!: 2013 S-Works Crux (Singlespeed)
    Boucheron: 2009 S-Works Tricross
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