So lately I've been cutting my miles down. Way down compared to last year. I'm maybe hitting 125 per week.
I just have different goals for riding now. I can't end up like I did last July, barely able to bench press my own body weight. I was just too skinny. When 32x34 pants are loose, it's time to hit the weights again.
So i ride home form work and get some tempo or speedwork (depending on the day) and do a lot of push ups and situps. And because I have a free gym available through both school and work, I weightlift as well.
And you know, compared to when i was riding 300+ miles a week, I'm a hell of a lot healthier for it. I actually have some energy, don't look like the whitest ethiopian ever, and can move my furniture without help.
I love my bike, but there's more to life then riding your bike for 7 hours. I've never heard a female talk about how great a bod Iban Mayo has. Plus, it's damn cold out and your family misses you. Use the time wisely, lift some weights! Here's my handy guide to winter weight lifting, repeat thrice weekly:
Squats - 5x10
Legg Press - 3x10
Dumbell Rows - 3x10
Shoulder Press - 3x10
Deadlifts - 3x10
Power Cleans - 5x5
If you're not tired, you're not lifting enough weight. Keep track of your progress and start nice and light, slowly working up to where you feel "comfortably challenged."