Day after racing boost

I’ve found many times now that I strangely perform better at the recovery runs the day after doing a tempo run or time trial. I don’t know if it’s something that everyone experiences – it feels like a day after race boost. Usually it goes back to normal after a couple of days, but it’s a great feeling. That’s anyway what I experienced yesterday. I ran quite a bit faster at a low heart rate than I’ve done recently. It’s not such a big difference that it’s something to jump of joy for, but it is noticeable for the one running. It’s really an awesome feeling, even if it only lasts so shortly. 😀

And yeah, tomorrow I go back to the 10k training schedule again. It’s time to prepare for the seeding race for the Gothenburg half marathon in the end of March 😉

Detailed Garmin data

Day 6, Build up
1hr easy and totally relaxed – at ease through out

Lap Distance Time AvgPace AvgHR MaxHR AvgCadence
1 10.61 1:00.02 5:39 129 149 90

Detailed Garmin data

Day 7, Build up
1hr easy and totally relaxed – at ease through out

Lap Distance Time AvgPace AvgHR MaxHR AvgCadence
1 10.31 1:00.02 5:50 128 157 91

2 thoughts on “Day after racing boost”

  1. Hi Christian! Nice to hear you felt great after you “race day”. I always feel more dead on my legs than anything else. Maybe when I progress and get even fitter, then will I also experience this. Hope so 😀 Hope your training is going well!

    1. Yes, it sure is a great feeling. I don’t know if it’s because of me being fit – I don’t feel that fit ;), but it’s nice to feel boosted for a while.

      Hope your training is going well too!

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