Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Tucson, AZ
Bikes: 2004 Trek 4500, 2005 Giant OCRc3
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I'm a long time reader of these forums, and first time poster.....here's my story. About 18 months ago when suddenly I reached 300lbs and felt like **** everyday, I had enough. I went and bought a mountain bike from the LBS, and hit the road. Now I'm down to 240lbs, and have run into a problem with my knees. About a week ago after riding, I felt like the front of both knees were throbbing. I chalked it up to just overdoing it that day and took the next day off. The day after that while riding it came right back! No major pain, just a dull throbbing. So I took the next 5 days off from riding, which really sucked but I figured I'd better, then this morning I went out and took a real nice, slow, easy ride of about 12 miles. The knees felt a little better, just kind of like I had no strength in them. Came home and iced them and they felt fine most of the day. So am I just overdoing it and really need to take some time off? And is there anything I can do to make them feel better? Im pretty sure its not the bike fit, as I haven't changed anything in a year and half, I would think it would've come on sooner if it was. Now keep in mind I'm still toting over 200lbs around when I ride....but here's my basic schedule.
Mondays...12 miles, nice and easy
Tue...24 miles flat route, pushing it
Wed same as tue
Thur same as wed
Fri day off
Sat 40 to 50 miles on hills
Sun day off
This has been working pretty good for me as I'm definately losing the weight, I'm just wondering if by doing this I injured something? Any advice would be great!!!!