Strange experience and first time for me. I'm 56, 192 lbs, Did 1453 miles total as of Nov 2 and goal was 1500. I kept active - hunter so lts of walking and standing, - season over last week. So I went out last wednesday and did 27 miles, road bike, lower 50's temp, windy, avg = 15mph. First time riding since 4 weeks. Legs ok, but noticed some soreness around knees. Sunday I did 22 mile, avg = 16mph, hi 40's and still windy. I felt proud to have completed 1500+ for year. But I felt these 2 trips physically since sunday. Last night when I went to bed, my right hip hurt near the small of my back. When I woke up this morning I couldn't get out of bed, pain was intense. And top of leg above knee was extreme. It felt like my leg muscles 'froze up' - cramps, etc. Called dr, couldn;t schedule a visit but he called in a prescription,pain pills, but so far have minimal effect. I thought todays wednesday, why now if it was the bike event? I'm confused and hurting. Any advice/comments? Other than the obvious 'get used to old age'?
I apppreciate any comments and thanks in advance. BTW- No sympathy wanted.
I'd do it again, only looking for what to do different if anything.