Training & Nutrition - Quad pain
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09-04-09, 01:58 PM
I am 50 and back to cycling after 30 years away. Bought a new bike. Live in a fairly hilly area where I ride. Only get out 1x a week or so but try to get in 40-60 miles. Usually do well most of the ride but last 10-20% get aching quad pains. I suspect I spin in too high a gear.
Should I stretch more? Spin in lower gear? Ride more? Accept getting old? All of the above? Other?
09-04-09, 02:15 PM
i'd say ride less miles more often- at least 3 times a week- do one l longer ride
once a week and two shorter ones- say 20 miles
09-05-09, 07:51 PM
Not enough info to say, but sometimes moving your saddle further back can help quad pain... you use glutes and other muscles more.
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