Getting back on track after taking a break from training can be difficult. Sometimes, we throw ourselves right back into training, which may not always be the best approach. Some people may be able to get back into training faster than others, hence why it’s important that you only do what you feel comfortable with.
It has been recommended that you take 10% off your previous target, power or time numbers and steadily build back up.
- Slow down or stop if you start to feel like an injury may occur.
- Build your numbers up slowly.
- Take plenty of time out to rest.
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- Go on a ride just for the fun of it, don’t worry about numbers, just focus on why you love cycling.
- Set yourself realistic goals, give yourself something to work towards.
- Take it as slow as you want to reduce the chance of any injuries, your body needs time to adjust to training again.
- Don’t keep delaying getting back on your bike. The longer you’re off, the harder it will be when you start cycling again.
- Never compare your scores to others, everyone goes at their own pace.
After a break, take a look at how you were performing before and figure out what you feel comfortable doing now. If you have only taken a short break, you should be able to get back on track within a few training sessions. By taking a short break off, you may even feel well refreshed and more prepared now than before. However, when you have taken a longer break, your body will take longer to get used to training again. Your body will have gotten out of the habit of training, so you shouldn’t get back on your bike thinking you’ll be capable of what you were before. Slowly ease yourself back into it.
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