Another reason to be a sprinter
by, October 12th, 2009 at 06:15 PM (739 Views)
I need recovery time - lots of it. After a meet, I'm shot for several days. Muscularly, I can feel that I get broken down quickly. After a day or two off, I come back very strong.
With this in mind, I decided to take yesterday and today off. I had a pretty good week last week with 17 miles of running and just over 7,000 yards on swimming. Plus, I was able to get to the weight room about 3 times.
The 15 x 100 kick with fins that were broken down into sets of 5 on different intervals really wore my legs out, especially up in the hip area. I could tell this when I did the hip adduction/hip abduction set on Saturday. Just didn't feel quite as strong and felt some soreness in my hips just a few hours after I had lifted.
Soreness is gone today, but decided to just take off anyway. Sometimes it sure is nice to take a day off when you are feeling good instead of doing it because you are sick.