I don’t feel much in my legs either but after my second session I went to hike up a steep grade and I just couldn’t do it. My legs were not sore but they were quite fatigued. It’s common for slow twitchers to not feel much at first but it is working.
I started to introduce hill sprints into my training after the base period and had the first session today:
8x10sec hill sprints with 2min rest in between (slowly walking down). Slope was about 20% (steepest I could find nearby)
20min run out
At the end of the sprints I felt like my lungs were bursting but I didn’t feel anything in my legs. HR was in the low 150s at the end of the sprints, which is just above my AeT. During the last two reps I couldn’t maintain the same speed for the full 10sec.
I’m not sure if I performed it right and if it has the desired effect since I didn’t feel any leg fatigue.
The slope seems to be on the low end of what the books suggest. Is it maybe not steep enough to make this a leg power exercise? Or maybe I simply can’t recruit enough FT fibers?
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