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Discussion: Legs

in: tRicky; tRicky > 2016-01-13

Jan 13, 2016 3:41 AM # 
Try the 'massage run' technique.
Jan 13, 2016 3:48 AM # 
Which loop you are doing? No gps file?
Jan 13, 2016 4:47 AM # 
Yeah - test-running an elite men's orienteering course as something to make the legs feel better. I love that that is real possibility for someone... but given tRicky's usual reaction to running, maybe not the best idea for him.
Jan 13, 2016 4:59 AM # 
Maybe I would have fresher legs if I rode backwards to reverse the tiredness.

Ori, all of it. GPS will go up tomorrow when I go home but it's basically been the same loop for the past X months (actually it's been over a year since we started these, WOW), so just rip one of those.
Jan 13, 2016 5:33 AM # 
I meant the technique, not necessarily running. Basically tRicky could try doing something - anything! - without his usual method of trying to do everything at max. effort.
Jan 13, 2016 6:11 AM # 
You mean like this?
Jan 13, 2016 7:54 AM # 
No, because it was designated a rest day, yet you rode 50+km and did half an hour of core exercise.

Coincidentally there's another type of massage technique posted today over on the OA Facebook page.
Jan 13, 2016 7:57 AM # 
The core strength/stretching was included in the training plan as part of the 'rest day' and in responding to your original post, I didn't do any of it at max effort. Don't try and change the argument.
Jan 14, 2016 2:42 AM # 
Back in my triathlon training days my rest days happily included typical swimming sessions because of their low-impact nature and generally lower heart rate and fast recovery. I didn't call my Mon night recovery spin around the river a rest day though, cycling isn't really rest when it's 100mins of spinning so I called that an 'easy' day or 'recovery ride'. It was the running and hard riding that needed to have gaps between, but a rest day was unusual for me. I tended to put them in when I was feeling the ill-effects of training and racing, but more generally I'd simply tone down sessions to make them active recovery rather than rest. More often than not they'd appear in the Competition Phase of my program, but not so much in Base or Pre-Competition.
Jan 14, 2016 5:28 AM # 
Monday no longer considered a rest day :-)
Jan 14, 2016 7:58 AM # 
Sunday is the day of rest
Jan 14, 2016 7:59 AM # 
I guess, I only have to do 4.5hrs on the MTB this Sunday so I can rest after that.

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