When I get off Violator, which is the worst of my nemeses, I just have to sit in a chair for 20 min and let my body recover. I cant do anything except maybe take some sips of water. It isn’t like Im out of breath. The cooldown phase gets my HR down to 110-120 (max=192). I dont get out of the chair until my HR ~100. Then, the rest of the evening Im lacking the motivation to do much of anything. But, if I finish after 6pm, I cant sleep at 930pm. Even with a good night sleep, the next day I feel fatigued. Not like I rode hard for 3 hrs. Not like I did 1 hr near FTP. Not even heavy legs. Just kinda off. Is this normal?
Violator is pretty unique in the way that it batters you as it’s all high energy neuromuscular and anaerobic activity. Feeling a different kind of fatigue afterwards is pretty normal I think. It’s also quite vomit inducing for some!
My post ride activities could be mistaken for Couchlandrian interval training.
sometimes its hard too cool off completely. Even after a couple hours have passed I might be sweating whilst performing relatively simple chores
I seem to recover well from high intensity workouts, but the base block I am just finishing is a different animal. For some reason the reduced intensity rides leave me feeling like a zombie the rest of the day.