I realized that most days during that week I didn’t drink very much water. Could dehydration really effect my muscles and my recovery that much?
In 2008 I bought my first road bike and rekindled a love of bikes that had been absent since I was about thirteen years old.
I slowly began to grasp that I should have been pushing myself to the point that my legs were begging for mercy by the end.
By investing around $100 in just a few key pieces of cycling gear you can keep riding throughout the fall and even early winter.
I felt like I was losing the joy that cycling used to bring me and I wasn’t sure how to get it back.
I had only been back on the bike for three or four weeks at that point, not feeling very fast or strong, yet I decided to make my return to racing with a time trial, just eleven weeks postpartum.
In spite of the fact that I was active all throughout my pregnancy, I realized I was going to have my work cut out for me to get back into the kind of shape I was in last spring.
I was expecting to teach until a week or so before my due date, but I was definitely not planning to ride on the day I gave birth, or so I thought.
Pregnancy is definitely something that will slow a female athlete down bit by bit, but it doesn’t mean you have to give up on future goals and aspirations.
Stretching, something many of us skip after a workout, however it’s probably just as important as the workout itself.