I didn’t think I’d do a group ride today since I am riding my hybrid but the opportunity came up and I took it. The ride was a 17 mile ride with the a cycling club I part of. It was MUCH slower than I would have liked but it served its purpose, I suppose.
I have been paying attention to my running performance and how I feel pre and post riding and I’ve come to some conclusions. If I run the day after a hard/long ride, my running performance suffers. I feel very tired and just overall not there. The day after a long or hard run, my knees are usually shot. However, if I cycle (no matter how hard or easy) on the day after such runs, my knees recover and the pain goes away entirely. I suppose the cycling then becomes a recovery exercise of sorts. I guess that’s why running and cycling complement each other so well. I will have to work that into my training schedule.