The last time I seriously rode my back was when I was 15 or 16. Then 125-150 miles a day was do-able without dying. So, this last Wednesday I decided to start commuting by bike to work. Up until this week I had not ridden a bike in years, but I am in great shape for other activities.
My commute is about 8.5 miles each way. It's really really hot here (about 90-95 degrees aby 7:30am) so I was pretty sweaty by the time I got there, but 40 minutes of pedaling didn't leave me winded.
What it did do, is leave my butt really sore. So sore that for the 2nd, and 3rd day of my commute I could hardly sit down! I would pedal standing up, and then crouch down with my butt hardly touching the seat.
Is this a normal response to not being in a saddle much? Should I just grin and bear it until it gets better or is there something else i should do?