I don't know if this is specifically 50+ related or not, but since I fall in that category I figure it's worth a shot here.
I just finished my first ever 1000+ mile month in September. Had one 300+ mile week... both of which are PRs. I have been enduring some butt discomfort that really became evident during that time.
My typical ride is 40-60 miles with an occasional shorter ride and more often, a 60+ miler. I find that after a while, my butt just starts to burn. My scrotum burns... and I have to stand up for a bit to get some relief. At some point, I'm getting up and down pretty often.
Is this just to be expected on a semi-long ride or do I likely have some positioning issues? I've not had a professional fit, but have had experienced cyclists help/confirm my position on the bike.
I've just toughed it out thus far figuring it was normal but thought I'd run it by you guys and see if I'm suffering unnecessarily.
This is the OEM saddle and I have over 7000 miles on it.
2008 Madone 5.5 with an Ultegra triple.