- Advice from the STW guru's needed (achey leg content)
I’m looking for a bit of advice regarding my achey/burney legs, and whether or not other people experience the same thing, and if so the best way around it? Now for the tricky bit…actually explaining it;
Basically, if I ride more than 3 days in a row (and I’m not talking epic rides, i’m talking about my flat 10 mile each way commute) my legs just seem to get ‘tired’ by day 4. When I say ‘tired’ I mean they get the ‘burny’ feeling when I put any pressure whatsoever on the pedals – or even walking up steps, etc.
I’ve been doing the same commute for about a year – so its not like i’ve just ramped up my mileage or anything, so I thought my legs would have just got used to it by now? And I dont race to work either, probably go at around 75%?
It’s now at a point where its preventing me from going on club rides in the week, because I loath taking the car to work – and the only way for my legs to stop feeling achey is to give them a day or two off.
Is there anything I can do to get my legs to MTFU? Ie, any specific training I could do?
Any advice is genuinely appreciated 🙂Posted 5 years agoPacemanSubscriber
Are you refuelling properly after rides, sounds like a recovery issue to me?
Probably not – what would be classed as ‘properly’? I neck a couple of pints of water if that counts? Haha
Maybe try a recovery drink like Science in Sport ‘Rego’ or similar. It works for me after epic day rides or multi-day rides. They also do a bedtime one to aid sleep and recovery overnight, although i’ve not tried it.Posted 5 years agowiltsriderMember
Maybe you need to factor in some recovery ride/Z2 commutes in a couple of time a week?
The soreness is possibly micro tears in your muscles which aren’t getting the time needed to repair- a good rubdown may also help clear out any of the waste in the muscles etc.
A recovery drink of some kind will aid said repair, but gentle rides or a day off the bike will more likely be of benefit.
IMO etc…Posted 5 years ago
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