How much in need of recovery can one possibly become?

Well, today it has been very obvious that I have sore muscles as an effect of my strength training yesterday. Mostly in the thighs and back. I didn’t think it would have such a big impact on my performance, but it did. I had a very hard time keeping the heart rate even below 140 on plain ground. And the pace speaks for itself. But said with my own words I don’t think my body, especially my legs have ever felt heavier. Like pulling around a couple of logs. And when it comes to my pace I think I was very close to running backwards :S

But I made it around and hopefully my efforts to keep it slow and low gave me some of the recover I’m apparently in very good need of 🙂

If you want to see for yourself, have a look at my detailed Garmin data

Day 10, 2nd build up
1hr easy and totally relaxed – at ease through out

Lap Distance Time Avg Pace Avg HR Max HR Cadence
1 9.71 1:00:18 6:13 138 152 90

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