It’s a rest day so why do you feel like an old man? You have stiffness here, an ache there. What is up with this?
Last week I went through one of these types of recovery days that had no training but throughout the day I felt like I was converting into a petrified piece of human timber. Not a good feeling.
Later that evening, our family went for an easy bike ride to a local park. When we returned home I was amazed at how great my legs now felt. The petrification had stopped. Yeah! This refreshed and rejuvenated feeling was all from a simple family bike ride that increased circulation and got the body moving a bit – active recovery.
How easy was our ride? Here is some video.
(If you can’t see the video, click here.)
Some other possible active recovery options:
- easy bike
- easy swim
- easy run
Has active recovery worked for you? What is your favorite type?
If you are feeling a bit petrified during your recovery days, a little bit of active recovery may be worth exploring.
Be active – Feel the buzz!
David – EnduranceBuzz.com
Posted on 19 Aug 2009