Sunday a.m. I got up and went for what is becoming my typical weekend ride, 11ish miles. When I got home I had a text from my friend saying she'd just bought a bike and would I like to go for a ride with her?
Out we went and before I knew it I'd put in another 11ish miles. I felt ok, a little tired, but after about 2 hours off the bike I started to get crazy sore from my knees down. The knees don't concern me, I've injured them both previously, but i've never had any muscle soreness other than my quads. I don't think it's shin splints because the soreness is on the outside of the shin bone, not the medial side, right down to the top of my foot. My calves are also a little sore.
I guess my question is... is this normal for a noob who's upped her miles? Or did I really overdo it and maybe I should back off. (I've been commuting about 3 days a week, 5.5 miles one way, also.)