Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

Recovery ride for non-bike related soreness

Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Recovery ride for non-bike related soreness

Old 03-27-22, 07:55 AM
  #1  
pennpaul
Full Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Maryland
Posts: 367

Bikes: Diamondback Haanjo Trail, Fuji Team Road

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 158 Post(s)
Liked 68 Times in 46 Posts
Recovery ride for non-bike related soreness

I'm basically looking for an excuse to get on my trainer. I went for a long, hard for me hike up a volcano yesterday, and today my legs are sore. If I had done this on a bike (I actually passed on a 60 mile rode to a brewery yesterday for this hike), I'd be more prone to just laze on the couch the next day. I almost never do a recovery ride so is today the day to start to get this soreness out of quads, calves, and ankles?
pennpaul is offline  
Old 03-27-22, 08:41 AM
  #2  
KerryIrons
Full Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 357
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 155 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 173 Times in 102 Posts
Originally Posted by pennpaul View Post
I'm basically looking for an excuse to get on my trainer. I went for a long, hard for me hike up a volcano yesterday, and today my legs are sore. If I had done this on a bike (I actually passed on a 60 mile rode to a brewery yesterday for this hike), I'd be more prone to just laze on the couch the next day. I almost never do a recovery ride so is today the day to start to get this soreness out of quads, calves, and ankles?
For me, a light spin is always the right answer. Gets the blood flowing to the sore muscles and that is just what you need. Different exercise than the hike so it shouldn't aggravate anything.
KerryIrons is offline  
Likes For KerryIrons:
Old 03-27-22, 10:12 AM
  #3  
Ubie
Full Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: 20,000 leagues under the sea
Posts: 411

Bikes: 2019 CO-OP DRT 1.2, 2001 Trek 2200, 2021 Cannondale Topstone 1 Alloy

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Liked 69 Times in 36 Posts
Originally Posted by pennpaul View Post
I'm basically looking for an excuse to get on my trainer. I went for a long, hard for me hike up a volcano yesterday, and today my legs are sore. If I had done this on a bike (I actually passed on a 60 mile rode to a brewery yesterday for this hike), I'd be more prone to just laze on the couch the next day. I almost never do a recovery ride so is today the day to start to get this soreness out of quads, calves, and ankles?
My PT has me doing 'easy' rides (road and light gravel, no mountain) and restorative yoga after my runs to help with my hips. 3 running days, 2 yoga days, 1 biking day, 1 day off per week.
Ubie is offline  
Likes For Ubie:
Old 03-27-22, 12:14 PM
  #4  
pennpaul
Full Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Maryland
Posts: 367

Bikes: Diamondback Haanjo Trail, Fuji Team Road

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 158 Post(s)
Liked 68 Times in 46 Posts
Just did a 30min Z1/2 recovery ride. It's definitely the way to go! Putting on the bib shorts was fun, and while the leg soreness is still there, it's not as intense as before. My ankle (which I rolled yesterday) is much more limber, too.

I'm a believer!
pennpaul is offline  
Likes For pennpaul:
Old 04-01-22, 12:17 PM
  #5  
rumrunn6
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Posts: 27,432

Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint, GT Timberline 29r, Trek FX Alpha 7.0

Mentioned: 107 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4572 Post(s)
Liked 2,241 Times in 1,527 Posts
fwiw - when I was starting a run routine & strained one of my achilles, I read that cycling is actually a recovery exercise for that. & so began a new cycling routine
rumrunn6 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.