Monday, June 11, 2007

Recovery & baths

My legs didn't like the commute home this afternoon. Would have been good if I could have just spun the legs out, but 44:15 gear ratio isn't about spinning.

I did drink lots of water today, ate a little extra protein, had a real good stretch, and went for a real easy road ride tonight - spin, spin, spin . . . . easy, easy, easy. Ain't it difficult to go slow?

I've been trying real hard to work on my recovery. Last week I even attempted a cold bath - supposed to be good to you. I sit in the tub, turn the water on to the coldest setting and wait . . . . that's not so bad, ooooooo . . .it's hitting my bum, yea-ooow. . . . it's really cold. Water rises another inch . . . . . and I drained the tub. Couldn't do it - way too cold for the boys.

Will stick to the recovery rides instead.
Cheers.

2 comments:

lenny said...

Nice to have someone trying this stuff for us..., I'll try the magnesium but I'm damn glad I don't have to try the ice bath!!
:O

matt said...

Try using epson salts in your bath. Really hot bath with it then a cool shower afterwards. Works great!!!!

Is this endurance stuff great!!!!