Your wheels spin, the hours pass, and the miles roll by. Your muscles ache, your body grows tired, and your legs start to tell you they need to stop. We all know that rest is important, but it’s also a subject surrounded in mystery; how much is too much? When, where and how is it best to relax after a hard day on the bike?
If you’re feeling weak and washed out, become irrational, experience headaches, have a lack of energy for other activities, see a sudden loss of appetite or start struggling to sleep, you’ve no doubt over trained and it’s time to take a break.
As the Tour de France competitors take their rest day off, we’re busting the myths and telling the truth about taking them. Read ahead and see if you know recovery fact from fiction.