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Skyline516 07-17-13 10:00 AM

Strained Muscles
 
I figured I'd post this in here because we're all going through about the same phase in terms of muscular development. I did the Wednesday night training race in my area last week and thursday I started randomly getting this piercing pain when I would walk. This continued through to friday when I started a short backpacking trip that went through sunday. I didn't feel it at all while on the trip and I was carrying a ~50 pound load. Then it started coming back monday and tuesday and is coming on much more frequently now. I tried going for a ride this morning, but I couldn't get past the end of my street as it would just hurt at the top of the stroke every time. I'm thinking it might be a strained quad, but I have no idea. My next real race isn't until August 10th, so I was wondering if anybody had experienced this before and what you did for it.

sstang13 07-17-13 10:18 AM

A lot of times after very hard rides I'll get a sharp pain in my left quad just above my knee (inside part of the leg muscle, I don't know exactly how to pinpoint it). I believe it might just have to do with muscle imbalance and/or pushing harder with one leg during your rides (ie. left vs. right power). I'm no doctor though, if it's really serious you should see yours.

McChinken 07-17-13 06:10 PM

If you can't even ride out of your street, then you should probably stop and rest for a bit.

David Broon 07-17-13 08:52 PM

Take an easy week. Little ring spins only. Go see a Physio if it keeps up.

Skyline516 07-17-13 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by McChinken (Post 15862010)
If you can't even ride out of your street, then you should probably stop and rest for a bit.

That's what I'm doing, going to see the doctor tomorrow, I just wanted to see if anyone had encountered anything similar.

pmt 07-18-13 05:21 PM

How often are you seeing your massage therapist? During the race season you should be going pretty often.

You're doing Highway to Heaven? That's a wonderful six minutes of pain. Three if you're super fast.

Skyline516 07-19-13 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by pmt (Post 15865339)
How often are you seeing your massage therapist? During the race season you should be going pretty often.

You're doing Highway to Heaven? That's a wonderful six minutes of pain. Three if you're super fast.

I'm not sure if you're joking about the first part, am I supposed to have one?

Nope, not Highway to Heaven, I'm too heavy to be any good at that. I'm doing the tour de millersburg.

pmt 07-21-13 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Skyline516 (Post 15868243)
I'm not sure if you're joking about the first part, am I supposed to have one?

Um, yeah, if you're at all serious about cycling. Not only does it make a huge difference in recovery, the effects are long-lasting and will make you a faster cyclist. You'll also figure out if you're pedaling evenly or not (using both legs somewhat evenly).

Skyline516 07-21-13 11:46 PM

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Originally Posted by pmt (Post 15874022)
Um, yeah, if you're at all serious about cycling. Not only does it make a huge difference in recovery, the effects are long-lasting and will make you a faster cyclist. You'll also figure out if you're pedaling evenly or not (using both legs somewhat evenly).

I mean, I'm 18 and only just now Cat 4 and starting college full time in the fall, so I don't think that being "at all serious" is an option at this point.


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