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How to know when to give up and get off of your bike (Bikeradar)

When do you stop ignoring the pain and get off the bike?

When you’re working towards a cycling goal, it’s tempting to push yourself hard and not get enough rest. This can lead to overtraining syndrome.

The most common symptom is fatigue, but you may also suffer from sleep problems, irritability, depression, decreased appetite, aching muscles and a marked lack of enthusiasm for riding.

An unexplained rise in your resting pulse rate is another clue. Continuing to push yourself increases your risk of injury or illness and can lead to a decrease in performance — so take heed and take a break...

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