long hard hilly ride, well for me

scottgeniusltd2005 Posts: 575
edited April 2009 in Road beginners
hi guys,

had my furthest longest hilliest ride today and my legs are reasonably sore. my question is do i go out tomorrow and do some spinning? i think i read it somewhere it will do me good and get rid of a build up of something, toxins maybe. is this right or wrong?

Cotic Soul rider.


  • joeyhalloran
    joeyhalloran Posts: 1,080
    if you have the time go for it, just take it easy, no sharp accelerations or sprints up hills. Can take this oppertunity to think about technique, work on making a 'complete circle' and just enjoy the time out. The extra blood flow to the legs can help get rid of all the 'bad stuff' and im sure it will make your legs feel less stiff tomorrow.
  • paulieb2006
    paulieb2006 Posts: 318
    Lactic Acid will have built up in your legs so a spin will help to ease it out. Should make you feel better :D
  • joeyhalloran
    joeyhalloran Posts: 1,080
    i believe lactic acid is actually removed much faster than most people think, it only takes 30 mins or so (i read somewhere, i may have mis-remembered) but it removes all the other byproducts.
  • Infamous
    Infamous Posts: 1,130
    toxins :lol:

    Recovery is an important part of fitness, if by "some spinning" you mean "taking it easy" then yes, do that.