ok, i been biking on a program since early may. I have a road bike and started to bike to work. My round trip is anywhere from 27 miles to 38 miles in a day.
My goal is to bike at least 3.5 times a week an would love to bike everyday but, I seem to get aches and pains that are close to a somewhat serious injury. I know what serious injuries are since I use to do 5k and 10ks running. You get your knee hurt and you are out for a month or so. So in being cautios I lay off when I feel like an injury is comming on. The problem is I can not seem to get up over 70 miles a week in biking MOSTLY FLAT roads.
I use to run and at 38 years old I have picked up biking the last few years. I really started to seriously bike to work the begining of may.
The PROBLEM, is that I get all kinds of pains. Pains in my hamstring, pains in the front of my knees and basiclaly all over if I bike more than 2 times a week.
As of now I am putting in about 70 miles a week. It seems when I jump up to 3 times a week I hurt alot more and my legs are telling me hey you are close to knocking me out alot longer than just a few day s if you keep pushing it.
Additionally I am taking all kinds of suppliments to help my recovery.
1. Protien poweder.
2. B-6, B12 Glocusomien Condroytan or what ever it is.
I would like to put in over 100 miles a week which equates to 3 to 4 times a week for commuting. Is this realistic for 4 months of biking experience ??
Is there something that I am not looking at ??
Am I being too impatient ???