Tired legs - Good performance

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Tired legs - Good performance

Postby Trev The Rev » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:33 am

Many report that some of their best or at least good performances come when their legs are tired.

Personally whenever my legs feel bad or tired I perform badly, but I'm interested to hear from those who find otherwise or have coached others.

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Re: Tired legs - Good performance

Postby ShutUpLegs » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:04 am

Why the interest Trev?
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Re: Tired legs - Good performance

Postby Trev The Rev » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:11 am

ShutUpLegs wrote:Why the interest Trev?


Because it is something I have not personally experienced and I have noticed many people say they have put in good performances on tired legs.

I find it interesting, no other reason.

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Re: Tired legs - Good performance

Postby danowat » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:25 am

I've come to the conclusion, that how I feel on the day of an event has no bearing on how that event will do, either way.

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Re: Tired legs - Good performance

Postby Trev The Rev » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:32 am

danowat wrote:I've come to the conclusion, that how I feel on the day of an event has no bearing on how that event will do, either way.


Do you mean in terms of power output or time?

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Re: Tired legs - Good performance

Postby gavbarron » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:36 am

It's all in the mind. I've turned up to races and when warming up I've thought my legs feel heavy or that the top end just isn't there but then come crunch time it all starts to work. I tend to find it after a block of training that has had a lot of high intensity training such as hard intervals.

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Re: Tired legs - Good performance

Postby danowat » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:39 am

Trev The Rev wrote:
danowat wrote:I've come to the conclusion, that how I feel on the day of an event has no bearing on how that event will do, either way.


Do you mean in terms of power output or time?


Either, they tend to go hand in hand (at least relative times)

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Re: Tired legs - Good performance

Postby Reane_Machine » Thu Nov 22, 2012 19:22 pm

I don't know much about the racing side of things but I know from experience and my Strava profile that on occassion I will feel like I've done poorly on a ride but when I look at the data I've nailed a PB; and sometimes I feel like i've done great and I've done awful.

I would love to know why if anyone can proffer a reason.
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Re: Tired legs - Good performance

Postby Herbsman » Thu Nov 22, 2012 20:26 pm

draw a graph with of form, fitness and fatigue on the y axis and time on the x axis and you will begin to understand
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Re: Tired legs - Good performance

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Thu Nov 22, 2012 20:43 pm

When I had tired legs, my 'doctor' suggested I took some 'Edgar Allen Poe' and I was faster the next time I went out.

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Re: Tired legs - Good performance

Postby Tom Dean » Thu Nov 22, 2012 21:16 pm

Herbsman wrote:draw a graph with of form, fitness and fatigue on the y axis and time on the x axis and you will begin to understand
If Strava can give figures for these I might start using it after all.

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Re: Tired legs - Good performance

Postby twotyred » Thu Nov 22, 2012 22:12 pm

Many report that some of their best or at least good performances come when their legs are tired


Maybe their legs weren't tired, their minds just thought they were.

My view is that your body won't speak to you until you start working it only then will you know if you're tired or not.


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