My legs are tired, not sore, tired. Something has got to give. I have been doing boot camp 2-3 times a week, swimming 1x week and riding 2-3 x week. I swim on Thursdays and ride on Saturday and Sunday. By the time the weekend rolls around, my legs are just tired. I always take a day off to rest, but now I am forced to take a second day off just to be able to preform on the other 5 days. The fact that I am taking 2 days off a week is giving me great anxiety. Swimming is relatively new to me so I know that it is more tolling on my legs due to the unfamiliar movement. Boot camp is very hard on my legs, but it is such a great work out!
So my new paired down training schedule is:
Monday - Rest or Boot Camp (hopefully)
Tuesday - Boot Camp
Wednesday - Upper body weight training (if my legs are tired) or Boot Camp
Thursday - Swim
Friday - Rest
Saturday - Long Ride
Sunday - Short Ride
I would love to throw a run in there somewhere but I just can't put anything else on my legs. The rest of my body can handle it, my legs can't keep up. I have always dismissed "recovery" drinks and bars. I have been a firm believer of eating real food, not engeniered stuff, but maybe there is something to this recovery segment.
A little background on my diet, I am a vegetarian. I eat whole real food, no (or very little) processed food. A lot of fruit, veggies, greek yogurt, whole grains and my fav Temphe! During a ride I will eat a package of stingers, but that is about it 160 calories and only water. I am thinking that I need to consume more on rides over 3 hours.
Any thoughts on recovery foods? I know a lot of triathletes work out twice a day and right now there is no way my body can take it. I am at a loss, and ideas?