So i'm training for my first olympic triathlon, and recently i've been having a ton of strength and recovery issues... I'm hoping you guys can help me out. My symptoms: - Very long recovery times - complete lack of strength - complete lack of endurance - very fast lactic acid burn - tons of muscle cramping - stronger and more painful than normal, especially in my calves. What i've tried: - tweaked my diet - increased fats from almonds and roasted soybeans, increased complex carb and green veggie intake - week off from everything - no noticeable change once I got back into the gym. - massage therapy - no change... gonna keep going back anyway... This is strange. It's killing me. My head is ready to go, i'm DYING to get back into the pool or on my bike... But as soon as I do, my body tells me to get out. I don't know wtf is going on, but i'm almost panicking. thanks fellas.