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Old 07-30-07, 12:03 PM
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BF injury curse strikes again

I started to blame Greg180, for this, but the overall BF bad luck hit parade seems a more likely target. Thursday, I rode nice and easy in to work just to get a few miles on the legs after the Wed. race. Late thursday afternoon, I noticed my back was beginning to tense up. No big deal, just popped a few motrin; back pain is nothing new for me whether I am riding or not. By Friday morning, I could barely walk, and was worse on Saturday; definitely the worse pain I have ever felt.

Thankfully, we were visiting my sister who is a physician. She worked some of the knots out & gave my back a quick once over. It was better yesterday, and is only a bit sore today. Still, it means a few days off the bike as the muscles loosen up. My wife is blaming my race on Wednesday night for the pain, which is possible, but I think it is more of a coincidence. Oh well. I'll not be able to go back to the training crit for a few weeks due to scheduling conflicts anyway. Guess we'll see if it happens again.
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Old 07-30-07, 12:08 PM
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Ack. Hope it gets better soon. You never realize how important the back is until something goes wrong.
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Old 07-30-07, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ericcox View Post
I started to blame Greg180, for this, but the overall BF bad luck hit parade seems a more likely target. Thursday, I rode nice and easy in to work just to get a few miles on the legs after the Wed. race. Late thursday afternoon, I noticed my back was beginning to tense up. No big deal, just popped a few motrin; back pain is nothing new for me whether I am riding or not. By Friday morning, I could barely walk, and was worse on Saturday; definitely the worse pain I have ever felt.
Thankfully, we were visiting my sister who is a physician. She worked some of the knots out & gave my back a quick once over. It was better yesterday, and is only a bit sore today. Still, it means a few days off the bike as the muscles loosen up. My wife is blaming my race on Wednesday night for the pain, which is possible, but I think it is more of a coincidence. Oh well. I'll not be able to go back to the training crit for a few weeks due to scheduling conflicts anyway. Guess we'll see if it happens again.
I blame Doc Pete for pi**ing off his troll. After he started feeding it the cheap rum there was a rash of crashes and injuries.

My wife blames the bike too. And unfortunately the back is not as good as I thought it was. Had a nice ride on Sunday and the back tightened right up. Going to keep at it but do more on the CompuTrainer to do shorter but more quality workouts. Got to get the fitness up before GW's ride and the Hill towns.

Good Luck with you rehab.
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Old 07-30-07, 01:38 PM
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And here I was using your speedy recovery to give me hope, in addition to blaming you for somehow passing back pain through the interwebs. I actually think it was a combination of the race, carrying too heavy of a backpack on my commute the next morning, and some unusual lifting in my office as I moved around some books.

I am doing stretches, heat, and anti-inflammatories. As the pain goes completely away, I will focus more on core strength, which I have neglected of late. Any other advice?

Best of luck with your recovery as well.
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Old 07-30-07, 01:41 PM
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Foam rollers and stretching have helped me a lot. Last season I was in constant pain.
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Old 07-30-07, 01:45 PM
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Foam rollers? Que?
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Never mind -- I used the ol' google to answer my own question.
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Full body stretch after each ride, should take 10 to 15 mins. For the back, hamstrings, lower back, and ITB stretching is imperative. I should follow this advice more routinely, but I get a couple stretching sessions in/week. We also have a chiropractor as a team sponsor, I go once a month for "maintenance" work, and get a massage a few times a season to help with recovery.

Mondays year round, and W and F in the "transition" or "base" season I use the Core strength book by Mark Verstagen, which has helped me immensely.


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I have been dealing with lower back/hip pain for most of the summer....seems to come and go. I really hope it doesn't act up for Hilltowns, otherwise I will be screwed. I was in so much pain by the end of Housatonic, I could barely pedal with any amount of force, let alone get into the drops....and Hilltowns is 25 miles longer .

Still managed to beat 20 other people though, without being able to effectively pedal .
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