I have a question concerning training plan intensity/muscles.
I’ve been following the "All-Purpose Road“ plan for 7 weeks now and haven’t missed a single day until last weekend.
Saturday - to my own surprise - it was New Bike Day for me
Sunday (yesterday) the weather was just great, so I did the first 80km with my new bike.
The days before (Tuesday and Thursday), the plan was so kind to give me Nine Hammers and The Chores with new numbers from Half Monty😬
Yesterday, I skipped “Half the Road” for my outside ride. Right from the start, my muscles were so tight and sore The rest of my system felt really good - not tired at all. We had quite a strong wind, so 75% of the ride wasn’t easy (head- and crosswind).
I have the feeling that my muscles were in that condition not only because of the last (tough) week, but also because of following the tight plan the weeks before.
Since I want to be prepared for the next (weekend) outdoor rides, what can I do to relax my muscles?
Stretching and foam roller of course. That’s what I always do. Should I reduce the plan and just pick one of the tougher rides on weekdays and replace the rest by recovery spins?
I won’t finish the plan anyway, because I will do more and more outdoor rides (in quite an unstructured manner, I’m just a fun rider) as soon as the weather is more stable.
Have a nice week!!