So who is stiff and hurting after that big race on the weekend?
The day after a hard race is a good time to assess you primary muscle conditioning for strength training in your next block. I go through the following groups of muscles, and those that are effected by the DOMS (delayed onset muscle strain) will be prioritised and targeted in the gym or in strength training sessions. Quads, Hamstrings, Glutes, Calves, Biceps, Triceps, Deltoids, Latissimus Dorsi. Essentially the muscles impacted by DOMS would have been limiters in the back end of the discipline they where powering, Knowing what to target for a better result next race is gold.