Well, it finally happened. After many successful seasons of injury-free riding, I’ve finally put myself on the injured list with a broken thumb from a non-cycling related injury. It’s sidelined me for at least a month and I’m now tasked with the idea of maintaining what was some of the best fitness I’ve had in my life. Of course, I know that this will set me back, and recovering properly is my number 1 priority. However, I’d love some advice:
What non-cycling activities are best for maintaining aerobic fitness levels?
How effective would something like hiking be for a few weeks until I can get on a trainer again?
Once it’s safe to get back on the trainer, what TrainerRoad workouts would you recommend for maintenance?
What nutritional modifications would you make in this situation? Reduce carb intake?
What other tips and advice has helped you get past a season altering injury and maintain as much fitness as possible?
Thanks in advance! Time to get to healing.