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Old 05-27-12, 05:19 AM   #1
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Climbing and Feet Pain

On yesterdays climb, the last 15 miles or so the bottom of my feet really started hurting. Do not think it is hot foot but it was almost the entire area of the bottom of the feet. Why does this happen? Does it mean I should get stiffer sole shoes?
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Old 05-27-12, 05:23 AM   #2
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Overuse? How do your feet feel today?
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Old 05-27-12, 05:25 AM   #3
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still hurt. Overuse.... that could be. I have ridden straight for the past 14 days.
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Average cadence on that ride was 71, I'd guess it was from increased pressure on your feet from climbing at a lower cadence. Lower cadence means more pressure on your feet. This is something I'm trying to improve too, my lungs/heart just aren't there there yet, but I'm working on it.
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Average cadence on that ride was 71, I'd guess it was from increased pressure on your feet from climbing at a lower cadence. Lower cadence means more pressure on your feet. This is something I'm trying to improve too, my lungs/heart just aren't there there yet, but I'm working on it.
Yup. Sounds like what happened to me yesterday. Tried a new route, and wound up doing about ~20 miles where it was nothing but short, relatively steep, rollers. Didn't help that I was a mite "confused" and wound up going in circles for an hour or so. More like mountain biking. Had my very first "hot spot" under the outside edge of my left cleat.

I've had the shoes/cleats since December and always wondered what all of the talk about "hot spots" was. Now I know.
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I say you dig deeper than ever on a big climb. Myself, my tri's, feet, back hurt when I start to climb "again". Give it time to break in the high stress points. Flat rides don't demand as much as climbing, as you get more involved in climbing, your bod will adapt.
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Could also be your feet swelling on a long ride. It's good to stop on a long ride and take your shoes off for a few mins.
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