What is post-exercise fatigue?

Edit: For all those of you who got this by email, WordPress just completely dropped all the formatting, for no reason I can understand, (but it happens occasionally), and you got a giant wall of text. Sorry! It’s with trepidation I approach this subject. I don’t have the medical background that seems essential in trying…

24 hour pool swim recovery

Well, I have to say recovery was pretty easy. I had a tight chest on Sunday, and still somewhat on Monday. It felt similar in a way to asthma, but without the wheezing. I did an easy 2k in the pool on Tuesday, felt really lethargic. I did the same on Wednesday but felt a…

Endurance Recovery

Part of the design of Eilís’ training regime was to enable quicker post-Channel recovery. Given the extra work I had to do during the swim, the six hours extra duration over what I was expecting, I wasn’t sure how long before I felt recovered. Jen was definitely back before me. I was also injured afterwards.…

9 hour swim recovery

So the day after the 9 hour, I was obviously tired. Didn’t have a great night’s sleep the night of the swim, something I’ve found previously when very tired. Didn’t have much of an appetite during the day after. But I ate dinner around 5pm and it was like opening the gates to Gehenna. I…