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Sore diaphragm or what?
I am a long time cyclist, but a relative newbie to getting fit again after many years of sitting on my butt. I’ve lost 30lbs riding and working out over the past couple of months.
I went out on Sunday and rode for the first time in what I call cold weather (20ish degrees). I wore all the good cold weather gear and was indeed warm. However I had a few mild climbs, but in my shape they still make me breath pretty hard as I get to the crest of each climb. My HR was not at max but it was probably around 70% or so.
I woke up last night with a sore diaphragm or something, because each breath would hurt if taken too deeply. This morning after waking, I did a few deep breathing routines and the ache has pretty much dissipated, but I was still a little surprised by this. Is this caused from unused muscle in the diaphragm, or is it a byproduct of breathing in cold air during the ride? Anyone experience this before?
Thanks in Advance
Last edited by donhaller; 02-06-07 at 11:50 AM.