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Ate too many miles

Old 03-28-16, 07:01 AM
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Ate too many miles

After doing some rest and rehab for a grumpy knee, I started riding again. My base 20 miles and the 28 mile weekend rides. Not working it too hard. It's been getting better. I saw a PT. She diagnosed the root problem as weak hip flexors. Cool. Butt clenched leg kicks are really exhausting! But I can feel a difference and my knee is getting happier. So, I went out for a 36 miler on 'Patricks day weekend. 20, break 16, done. and it was a bit more spirited with rolling hills than I had expected. But the knee didn't complain. Yaaay.

Sunday I went and did too much. 7 miles to the coaches house, spirited because I was late (doh).
then 65 with a breakfast break in the middle, and 7 miles home.

Obvious mistakes: Under-fueled for first half of ride, didn't bring electrolytes.

I took sunday off. Aside from doing my knee exercises, it was a rest day.

This morning I'm stiff. Surprise surprise. Here's the question:

What do you do to reduce morning stiffness in the muscles?
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Old 03-28-16, 07:14 AM
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Walk ... swim ... go for an easy bicycle ride ...
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Old 03-28-16, 07:19 AM
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Soak the legs in Hot Water for 10 minutes and walk some.
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Old 03-28-16, 08:13 AM
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Ah ! Warm water and a little hair of the dog, eh?
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Ate too many miles

1. Natural hot springs
2. Sauna
3. Jacuzzi
4. Hot bath
5. Massage
6. htfu

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Old 03-28-16, 10:20 AM
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I'm trying to htfu ! But, you know, recovery and stuff.
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Self-massage, stretch and walkies with the pup-dogs. Surprisingly, walkies gives me far better recovery than anything on the bike.

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I've taken ice baths to reduce post riding soreness and stiffness. Also getting the blood flowing with light exercise plus rolling or stretching has been helpful for me.

if you live in Colorado, you might find another treatment.
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