Last week was spent getting in a solid amount of volume before a planned weekend off.
I am also working on recovering better. There have been quite a few weeks in the past couple months where I get to Thursday and Friday and am way more exhausted than I should be.
I have been focusing on:
- Recovery nutrition within an hour of finishing workouts as well as fueling properly during workouts.
- Quality sleep! I have been using GQ-6 REKUVR Night time for the past two months and swear by the stuff now! I was out for 2 weeks and did not sleep nearly as well.
- The use of a few different supplements. I will do a later post on these since I am still can’t vouch on the effects.
- Foam rolling every night and stretching post workout. I know there is mixed information on the effects of stretching but I know I personally feel better when I take the time to do it.
Last week I felt like I recovered really well throughout the week. I was pretty tired on Thursday afternoon but not to the non-functioning degree I have been previous weeks.
On to my training recap from last week…
Monday: 1 hour easy spin. 40 minute easy run.
Tuesday: 4 hour mountain bike ride.
Wednesday: 3 hour 15 minute ride.
Thursday: 3 hour ride with big gear intervals.
Friday: 4 hour climbing focused ride.
Instead or riding or racing this weekend I got to spend the Friday-Monday watching two of my favorite girls. It is always a wonderful change from my normal grind. They even cook for me now!
Sometimes a little forced rest is exactly what you need.
Happy Cinco De Mayo!
What are some of your favorite ways to recover? Any tips for me?
Are you doing anything for Cinco De Mayo? Besides some tacos at a work meeting tomorrow I don’t think anything out of the ordinary is happening over here today.
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