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Old 05-02-2016, 10:22 PM
RonRuns RonRuns is offline
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My uneducated understanding of the short term benefit of exercising is similar to when I workout late in the evening and it's difficult then to go to sleep in the next couple of hours. My metabolism and mind are still racing. I guess that the same hormones responsible to get the mind going are probably working with fatigue and cognitive problems: dopamine, epinephrine, endorphins?

As for the recovery, I haven't seen a long recovery period needed unless I have done a long hard event (more than 3-4 hours). But I would have the recovery in my plans, obviously. And yes, I would be physically tired. I usually do periodization in my training to have an easy week (no intensity) every three to four weeks. But appart from this, I unfortunately don't have too much experience as I've only had my first episode two years ago and the fatigue has been a problem since only about a year ago. It has increased at the end of last summer and I'm still trying to make sense of it.
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