Commuting: Feeling the effort

I just realized my frame has a typo with double "fatties" in the chainstay
I just realized my frame has a typo with double "fatties" in the chainstay

That Shimano 105 crankset you see before you has been the conduit of my thighs pumping power to propel me onwards to a cycling future of poetry in the land of too long sentences. After the last month and nearly doubling my riding from previous months I can surely say that it’s very effective because my thighs keep reminding me about their existence daily.

I have done my due diligence, rested pretty as much as possible, kept myself hydrated and ate properly. According to my nearly medical analysis, the strain in my thigh area is related to immense amounts of cycling done in the last month. Which is pretty obvious. Still, I’m at a standstill – Should I take a longer rest week to recuperate or just keep on going and chance it with overreaching (which we mentioned in our article about fighting fatigue).

Does anyone have ideas or suggestions to help with recovery? Stretching? Pilates?

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By Markus Sandelin

Markus is a bike commuter gadget freak who is learning the ropes of the bike world, you can find him all around the web - but you can start with his twitter at @banton.