I have been training consistently for over 2 months now and have added a lot of climbing more recently as the road conditions have been improving. Most of my rides are between 1.5-2.5 hours in duration. I ride 5-6 days a week currently to include some recovery rides. I have some previous knee surgeries (meniscus) but so far have had no issues with either knee.
Yesterday I rode a long flat ride of about 4 hours and during the ride developed a dull pain behind my right kneecap. The only difference between this ride and my usual training was that I spent the majority of the time on the drops as it was flat and windy. It was also a fast group ride that was significantly high in terms of effort. Is it possible that this change in position could have caused the knee pain? It seems different than I have previously experienced, it hurts if I kneel on it but is not a sharp pain and has caused no swelling or fluid build up.
I will possibly take it easy today either spinning or totally off the bike to see how it feels. Anyone experience anything similar? Any thoughts?