Yesterday, I went on my longest ride yet. I almost didn't make it back, the pain in my hands, wrists, and forearms was so bad. My butt also got sore at about mile 60, even though I have a gel seat with a female "cutout" (don't remember which brand). Just wondering when the pain stops? Did anyone out there experience arm/hand pain until you got more used to distance riding? I have been upping my milage by about 10 miles a week on weekends, and doing some shorter trips (10-20 miles maybe once or twice a week) during the week.
I also got very dehydrated, even though I drank 8 water bottles and also found that nausea was a constant problem from about 50 miles on, and couldn't eat anything after that, even though I knew I was out of fuel. I know I should probably cut back the miles a bit, but I love the feeling of using up every last shred of energy. I just wish I could do it without the pain. My legs can take it, as I always can do more hills towards the end, it is just the flats that really start to get to me with the arm pain.
Any advice would be appreciated.