Sunday, November 13, 2005


The Drumstick Recovery Ride

Recovery rides can take place on the days following a hard ride. These rides should be done at a low intensity with very light resistance. Cadence should be slightly lower than normal (usually around 75-85 rpms), and duration should be anywhere from 30 to 120 minutes. The key for recovery rides is to allow the muscle to become warm and loose, without building fatigue. This will stimulate blood flow, help in muscle repair, and decrease the perception of muscle soreness. From

Unfortunately it takes only 1 or 2 people to go out and hammer a group ride, and the rest are compelled to follow. After 2 hard days a recovery day was the best thing, and today we had a group that had the same mindset. It helps to have a Cat 1 racer in the crowd that wants to go easy. Paul didn't go out and grind us up as he easily could've. We had a nice ride at conversational pace and it was just what the doctor ordered.

The TriPower girls had an early Thanksgiving dinner party last night and brought along some leftovers as nutritional support to aid our recovery. Never underestimate the power of a good drumstick or two. Turkey legs aren't Vegan approved, so Sager would have trouble hangin' here, but turkey day is coming and it seemed sooo appropriate.

You have to be sure those turkey legs are wrapped well, then stow 'em nicely in a jersey pocket:

It wasn't long before hunger struck and the first one was devoured :

The second one lasted till the end of the ride, but was no less satisfying.

So, in honor of the up coming turkey day, take a drumstick for a ride, and:



They oughta make turkey flavored Gu, huh? It was nice to see that turkey continue to live today. You will see the wishbone next week and if all goes as planned, I'll get the big end. Great post!
I'll take the small end, turkey flavored Gu would be better than some of those flavers they have. Just smelling that drumstick going up Atlantic was making me hungry.
Would you post a little snippett for my cross race this weekend? I can not find your email anywhere!
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