I have just completed 12 weeks of General Road Intermediate which I’ve really enjoyed.
At the halfway point my FTP went up from 220 to 240 and other metrics went up but slightly less - so I could see it was working.
Anyway, I was due to do my final full frontal last Sunday (it’s Tuesday today), but around Tuesday last week I was feeling very tired and skipped a session. So I thought that I would shift my FF to Monday as I’m not working this week and felt that an extra day recovery would make no difference.
Then on Friday I spent some time running around in the garden with the kids and my legs were really sore the following day - it hurt just walking around.
On Sunday I did Recharger and yesterday I did Primers in preparation for FF today, but to be honest my legs still feel inflamed even though most of the pain has gone.
The other factors here:
- I weigh myself daily and I know that if I have a large daily weight gain (say 5 or 6 pounds) then I am carrying a load of inflammation. This morning I put on 6 pounds vs yesterday.
- I’ve been training really hard and consistently for 3 months and really want to make FF count and don’t want to do it unless I’m in top shape.
Firstly I assume I have the right idea by trying to be fully recovered.
What would be the best approach? Rest completely or keep repeating Recharger until I feel better?
Thanks in advance!