Right am only asking this as a question in the hope of getting some answers, because I cannot find anything on google/runnersworld.
Every time I have been out running I have had the usual aches and pains, especially on the longer runs in wk7/8/9.. But a few stretches after an extended warm down walk and I'm usually not too bad.
Then on rest days I can usually feel the muscles pulling, just a background ache especially claves and shins... but always bearable and I'm always able to run after a rest day, so I was putting that down as normal too. After the battering I gave my legs on Sunday's 10k I was expecting to write off this whole week for recovery, but after just 1 day I surprisingly feel fine. there's nothing tense or tight or sore (niggly back on Sunday afternoon was sorted with stretching and ibuprofen & had gone by yesterday)
So, question time?.... is there something about an extended run which means you can recover fairly easily - and not have too many ill effects -
a couple of recent points have made me ask :-
1. Is the theory from Malcys son's ex is that if you can get to 6k you can keep going just about any distance - just need fuel.
2. JuicyJu & her lad getting into the zone and doing 15k at the first attempt - and again no major ill effects.
or is it just luck - or are we genuinely capable of improving like that?