Alright something I have noticed. My last race was Sunday, Redlands. I told myself nice recovery week this week and then hit the intervals, fast group rides, hill climbing etc next week. I took Monday off, did I nice 30 mile ride (with the crash) on Tuesday, a little knee loosening MTB around the block today, very minimal intensity and hopefully a nice slower aerobic work the knee out 30 or so miles (listening to my body) tomarrow... fine.
This week I gained nearly 1 pound, but my eating habits have been lower calories, etc. I would assume it is muscle mass rebuilding, meaning I am getting stronger. It seems though that my quads are getting a tiny bit smaller this week. Maybe it is my imagination but is that normal for a rest week? My calves do seem to be getting bigger though? Ideas?
I am going for a hard group ride Sunday so I should see if I am indeed faster...
One thing I have noticed is I do not wake up with sore quads after about 2 days... good thing