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Old 07-17-13, 10:00 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 07-17-13, 10:18 AM   #2
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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.
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If you can't even ride out of your street, then you should probably stop and rest for a bit.
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Old 07-17-13, 08:53 PM   #5
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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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