I’ve been doing a wee bit of fell running (for a bit of variety) and found I’ve quite enjoyed it even though I'm crap. Have even done a few races, though admittedly any finishing position outside the bottom 25% is a bit of an achievement.
Anyway, wWhat I’ve found with the races that have a significant downhill element is that for about three days afterwards my legs will barely move. Just above the knees is very stiff and sore and walking downstairs I have to use the handrail.
Are there some sort of recovery exercises I can do which mitigate this, or is it just the fact I’m a bit of a feeble runner?
I should also add that some of the fell runners I’ve seen in races are awesome athletes, especially for amateurs. I’d always known running uphill was hard (obviously!) but had no appreciation of just how amazing these guys are on the descents. Totally fearless and no brakes, helmets, body armour or any of the stuff we use.