Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SE Wisconsin
Bikes: '11 Jamis Zenith; Jamis Eclipse; Jamis Dakota
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Trainer knees - OUCH
OK, I know that my knees are now 50 year old, but I am fortunate to never of had any knee issues in my life (excluding some years ago my half-assed belly flop attempt of a head first slide into home plate that I hit knees first).
I push hard 2000-2500 miles outside each summer, and never have any knee issues. So I figure bike fitting and cleat position must be ok, right? In December, I turned up the trainer workouts several notches to have a stronger start to outside riding and to hopefully get back into racing. Now I am really starting to feel it in the knees.
What do you think? Is it because the bike is stationary, with no side to side play? My workouts are typically 45 minutes to an hour on the trainer four days a week compared to several hours when I am on the road. I think I am doing all of the right things - cross training with eliptical, some running, core exercises, stretching etc.
Anybody have any experiences with this?