OK not all the time it happened but after a really hard block or race your leg gets super fatigued. Your muscle is tired, you can’t produce any power, when you do an easy ride even in endurance zone you get that lactic burns, when you touch your quads you can feel part of it is super duper tight, all achy, it’s like a minor cramp inside the muscle without the pain.
But sometimes when you do a recovery ride with all those things happening… About an hour in, or after the ride you stopped rest, eat cakes, then get back on the bike again in the same day… POOF all the sudden the legs work again. Its still super fatigued but the lactate all the sudden decreases, and the muscle losses up no more tightness.
What is happening there? It’s almost like the leg just miraculously changed all the sudden. If you don’t do a ride until you’re recovered you’ll be super flat, almost like coming out of base phase.