I’ve found these topics related to difficutlies falling asleep after a hard workout
However, they seem to focus on the feeling of being wired after a workout. That’s not the problem I’m experiencing. Instead, I feel plenty tired and am ready to sleep, but once in bed my legs still feel like they’re on fire. This would be 1-2 hours after finishing the workout. It’s not pain as in bad pain, but rather a nagging feeling that they suffered through a great workout. It is bad enough that it’s keeping me awake though or even wakes me up during the night. By morning the feeling is gone and I’m all good, apart from some heaviness in the legs which I think is normal after a heavy workout.
This mostly happens after sweetspot/threshold workouts with longer intervals (I’ve got eclipse 3x20 programmed tonight). Wearing compression socks after showering before going to bed helps a bit, but those do not cover the knee joint
Any insights into potential causes? Hydration?
Any suggestions for alleviating? Stretching/yoga, foam rolling, cold bath, HTFU, …?