recovery times?

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by pio12345, Aug 2, 2009.

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  1. I did Tough Guy Nettle Warrior last weekend. After taking a few days off I've found a 30 minute run on Friday a lot tougher than usual and weights today have been an absolute disaster. Other than this though I feel completely fine daily, all the cuts and bruises are healing nicely and the stifness and soreness is completely. I took 5 days off before Tough Guy so basically that means one exercise session in about 10 days and no weights for about 2 weeks. So I'm not sure if this is my body just being sluggish or whether I havent fully recovered.

    Does anyone have any ideas of where to take it from here?
  2. I would say you probably haven't fully recovered.
    Eat more and have a few days of just monging out and see how you feel.

    On a side topic, how was it?
    I'm thinking of doing the warriors run in January as I didn't think I'd be prepared enough for the one in July.
  3. Do the one in January. Expensive, cold, but worth doing once!
  4. How much is it then?

    I need to get it booked soon for sure.

    I'm off to do the warriors run in Ireland at the end of this month (more of an excuse for a active holiday then anything), so that will test how poor my ability to run 9 country miles is.
  5. It was a lot of fun. I wasn't as fast as I hoped but starting near the back meant you got caught in a few bottlenecks at various points of the course. Apparently the winter one is a bit more miserable (although slightly compensated by only having to do it once). Only about 3/4 finish winter becuase of hypothermia.
  6. Sounds like a winning combination to me!

  7. I too competed in Nettle Warrior. It has taken untill now to fully recover though I have been both running and weight training. I wll be running tonight maybe 5 - 6 miles plus training two body parts.

    If I can offer any advice it would be listen to your body. Train but train lightly. I also find good nutrition works wonders particulary Whey powder.