Ok, I have been sitting at the computer for a few minutes trying to think how to explain this. I still haven't come up with a great method but here it goes....
I am a pretty experienced rider with many thousands of miles, mainly on mountain bikes. A couple weeks ago i got a road bike.Everything was going great. I have around 400 miles on it and was having fun. I did a lot of miles of Thursday. I had around 65 for the day. The problem was that the last 35 were very intense as they were on my first group ride............ever!
I was able to keep up with some of the more experieced roadies, while the best riders dusted me. I really busted it hard however. Friday i took the day off from riding, which i never do, because i was pretty tired. I decided it was time for a recovery day. Fast forward to last night, I went to bed anticipating a great ride this morning.
Everything was fine until I felt a massive pain in my left ankle. It felt like i was playing basketball and suddenly sprained it very badly. The pain got worse, and worse until i couldn't put any weight on it. I finally got some aspirin and Aleeve in me and an icepack and was able to get to sleep several hours later.
It was very painful and felt nearly as bad as it did when i broke that ankle about 15 years ago. This morning, it feels much better, but it is still very weak. It feels like i had a severe ankle sprain about 5 days ago. No real pain, but sensitive to put weight on it.
I know this sounds crazy, and was hesitant to post it. I just am curious if anyone thinks I might have caused this from the cycling. Kind of odd that it happened right after my hardest 35 miles, and on a day when i rode the most i ever have in one day. (65) I have ridden nearly 10,000 miles in the last 18 months with no problems at all. It just seems to coincidental?
Anyone ever have such a phantom injury? I mean, seriously you can't sprain your ankle watching Jay Leno in bed. What happened?