THREE DAYS INTO MY 7 DAY QUEST TO CLIMB EVEREST, and my legs a pretty sore. 5000' Thursday, 3000' Friday, 10,000' Saturday. Took today off, per my plan... well, kinda took it off... did a 4 mile hike with the family, totally worth it. That leaves 11,000' more, Monday-Wednesday.
I think the biggest factor causing pain is my poor route choice. Too many 12-18% pitches.
But, when time is a constraint... straight up and straight down is a heckuva lot faster.
My Rx is for the pain is stretching and rolling, and if I had the fancy compression bootlegthingies I'd be using that too.
Rolling the legs, if they're fresh is nothing. If they're sore... oh man, that really hurt. But, it's a strange hurt because the more I roll the better I feel.
The question now is do I break up the next 3 days into an even 3000' ride... or 2k tomorrow, 3k Tuesday, 4k Wednesday... or 5k, 2k, 2k? Some of that will depend on the work days, but I'm pretty sure I don't want to leave a bunch to be done on the last day, in the middle of the workweek.
What's not in question is the fuel I'll be using as I get back at it.
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Stretch and Roll
7.5 hours sleep