Hey everyone, im a semi lurker, but this has been bothering me. Im doing Waterbury Method, with some cardio on the inbetween days. Nothing fancy, just building up my cardiovascular system with 3 to sometimes 5 mile jogs. ( i make a gaterade/whey shake half before, half after, and another equivalent to a half of that to sip during.... )
Im not trying to 'cut up' or 'tone down' or that nonsense (although with clean eating + the g flux concept , its working anyway). I just like the cardio, and am building up to where i can do some decent HIIT. Plus i hate walking, so if i get my vo2 max and resting heart rate bumped up/down respectively my 'low intensity' cardio will be at the pace i actually enjoy. Any way....
maybe its that the weather can be kinda cold outside, maybe that my calves are just taking a pounding doing so much running all on pavement, im not quite sure. Its to the point that ive cut out the direct calf work in WM to allow my self to run the next day. Today i attemped some HIIT, did 3x 30/90 sprints then had to jog afterwards instead of continue because the calves were SHOT and for somereason my knees (behind the cap) were killing me too.
I'll admit, i definately do not stretch out before and after properly, if at all sometimes. Could this simply be it, or is there more i should look into or lay off cardio for a while for?
Maybe this is just a shameless plug to up my post count (kidding, but now that im done, it seems like a pretty useless post). But do i push foreward for an increased frequency type method, hoping it subsides/stimulated growth/gains, or rest a while?