The day after an amazing 82 mile ride which was after a 35 mile recovery ride which was after an 85 mile ride which followed losing 4 pounds of fat in a week, I did a 49 mile recovery workout, odd as that may seem—49 miles in a bit over 3 hours.
Setting out, I was flabbergasted that I could feel no soreness after the prior day’s 82-mile tough workout. A bit of quadriceps soreness did develop in the left quad, but I had to tense the muscle to feel it. What does this mean? Superb recovery—I guess my diet is working well, and also the Marc Pro. I feel 6 years younger and I mean that—in the space of a few weeks. No better Christmas present is possible (well, I have a bit more imagination than that, but it is almost true).
The very satisfying thing (have you felt it?) is doing a workout, even a recovery workout, and feeling just terrific as if there were some feel-good drug coursing through the system. But it is not so—it must be endorphins, or that 2011/2012 “everything hitting on all cylinders” thing that is incredibly satisfying.