Lower back pain, should I give myself a rest or ride?
I may have been overdoing it. Last month I logged 500 miles, I typically ride 30 to 40 miles every second or third days. I've always had some lower back pain, but the pain would not last more than 48 hours. Recently I've been able to stay on the drops about 60 to 70% of the ride and I've increased my cadence from 75 to 90 rpm. Speeds are up from 15 mph to 18 mph average, according to my computer.
Now Iím waking up every day to minor back pain.
I canít decide if this is normal ďno-pain-no-gainĒ or something that I need to resolve. I've given myself a rest for the last 6 days, but still have constant pain. I'm playing around with the bike fit and plan on staying off the drops on my next set of rides.
Should I ride or rest?