Infrequent (Outdoor) Winter Cycling - "really" sore :-(
I avoid cycling when it's below -15c, very windy, or when the road conditions are really bad. When it's like this, I ride indoors on a trainer. Thanks to better weather I've been out twice this week. My question is whether any of you feel like crap the days after an uptick in outdoor winder cycling vs time spent on trainer or not cycling?
I've been a cyclist for years and realize my question is a bit silly (like saying, if you go from doing little to doing a lot of course you're going to be sore), but I've done this in the past and it's not hurt as much as it has the last couple of days. Plus, this year I've been swimming 3-4 times a week and I thought this would help the core, shoulders/arms, etc. However, after riding Sunday and Tuesday, both for 1:30 with climbing (have only been riding 45-60 minutes indoors, twice a week), I woke up on Wednesday extremely sore in the neck and shoulders.
Was wondering if any of you have experienced this, and maybe whether it's worse in winter due to the cold, additional layers, etc...