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Discussion: Heavy legs

in: Bashman; Bashman > 2018-04-15

Apr 16, 2018 7:39 AM # 
Big Jon:
cutting back on training volume IS the way to get good legs. Keep some high intensity stuff but reduce the overall training load so you let your legs recover.
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Apr 16, 2018 7:49 AM # 
Bashman:
I simply can't agree, since I already see my current training load as reduced. I'm thinking more of a mix of lacking [any] S+C work and legs still not being used to the heavy terrain here.

However, with 10mila and EOC just round the corner, cutting back will have to come in soon anyway.
Apr 16, 2018 8:20 AM # 
Kitch:
Your current training LOAD obviously isn't reduced, since you are feeling tired and heavy legged.
You say maybe its not being used to the heavy terrain,
Load is not all about volume - whilst your volume is reduced compared to the roads and hard paths you run on in Edinburgh, the load is not - because of all that heavy terrain maybe ?
Apr 16, 2018 8:37 AM # 
Bashman:
Yeah you're right Kitch, and I'm hoping to acclimatise rather than cutting back except for bigger races. And I don't think it's just the training as I'm now working considerably more than I have in my life (when I'm not procrastinating on AP).

I guess I'm just frustrated that I'm not as fresh as I'd like to be. But there's not much to do about that, except if I start stretching or something (haha). A bit more S+C (i.e. >0) might help though.
Apr 16, 2018 8:56 AM # 
Kitch:
The old school remedy would be just to run easy and long.
Go out and run at whatever pace feels relaxed, put no pressure on yourself to go at any given pace or effort.
Run easy and enjoy is the mindset you need to go out with.
Do it in terrain, when o'ing, on the roads. Simply run easy for as long as you feel you have good energy - again don't set targets but do plenty, the volume comes from taking it easy. take some food.
never come back exhausted.
try it for a week or two and you should feel back on form.
Sometime you've just got to take your foot off the pedal.
Apr 16, 2018 9:36 AM # 
Bashman:
Sounds like a nice idea but tough to implement fully, mostly because there's many mandatory hard sessions coming up. But for the off days that should be a nice solution.
Apr 16, 2018 11:11 AM # 
Big Jon:
Mandatory hard sessions - do these at a slightly reduced intensity and you'll almost certainly feel less damaged/fatigued after. No-one else will be able to tell that you're putting in 90% effort rather than 100%
;-)
Apr 16, 2018 11:36 AM # 
Bashman:
Very true - especially on night-o...
Apr 16, 2018 12:23 PM # 
dstansfield:
You on attackpoint every ten minutes now sasha? not that i'm not
Apr 16, 2018 12:25 PM # 
Nixon:
Yeah, he has to make tiny tiny changes, so then people think he's uploaded somethin gnew and interesting, but actually he just added a full stop. Gotta grind them visitor numbers up somehow
Apr 16, 2018 1:03 PM # 
Bashman:
You're just sour because I recently overtook you on log hits Nixon!

While I don't deny these tiny changes, they are due to a severe lack of initial proof reading rather than views.
Apr 16, 2018 1:05 PM # 
Bashman:
...no comment dstansfield
Apr 16, 2018 1:32 PM # 
dstansfield:
proof reading your attackpoint after you have entered it is taking things pretty far
Apr 16, 2018 2:22 PM # 
Bashman:
I care about the fan base that I like to imagine exists.
Apr 16, 2018 2:29 PM # 
Nixon:
Brutus is like 80% of your log hits

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