Nevermind - amazing you and I feel strong on the exact same type of rides. Lol
I can totally see where you may feel stronger the day after a long ride. I have to admit that so far I am way too new at cycling for it to feel easy. But as a runner the more days I put in the better it feels and the faster I run. If I take a day or two off the next run will feel sluggish and hard.
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What I'm saying is that I feel stronger in my legs, the day after, and I can feel a much stronger surge of power with each pedal-stroke. My speeds are faster, my distance (generally) is improved and I get off the bike feeling more invigorated than depleted.
Am I the only one who's noticed this?
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You should be a Navy SEAL! They have the ability to recover Rest/Digest even when in Fight/fight mode. The sympathetic nervous system and parasympathetic nervous system operates at +3 to 4 on the X and Y graph for these guys, probably Lance too.
A person near death or with cancer might be at a -2 to -4 X and Y, they can't recover and eventually will expire.
Your scores will diminish as you age. You can have this check with a SCIO/QCXI/EPFX Electro Physicolgical Feedback System machine. Maybe you are special and you just discovered it.
Or maybe you just have not gone hard enough to blow yourself up. Try lactic training or intervals to 95% HR, 2 min on, 1 recover, for about 45 minutes. At 24 hours I'm starting to feel sluggish, at 48 hours I hurt like hell, at 72 hours I'm on my way to recovery. My max HR is 192 or so at age 57, during the hard efforts I'll hit at least 177 to 183. The better in shape and stronger I get the harder I have to push to get my HR up there. There are many formulas, 1 to 1, 3 to 1, 2 to 1, ....
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It depends on how far I ride. I can ride 40 miles daily for several days and feel great. If I push to 65 I really need to rest, but one day is usually enough. I don't do well in the heat, so even as I get stronger, I can't ride any further unless I get up really early and ride.
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Is it just me or do any of you feel, and ride, noticeably better if you ride the day following a good\hard ride?
I would think, logically, when you give yourself, and your body, time to recover, 2-3 days for example, you would do far, far better on a ride; however, I find that if I ride 40-60 miles one day, then hop on the bike the next day, I can ride farther and faster than the day before!
What gives? Am I just nuts? Or have you guys\gals noticed that, too?
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