Did my first 100 mile road ride (solo) the other week. Hooray for me!
Except around mile 90 my knee started really hurting - and I had trouble walking the next day. I've self-diagnosed this as anterior knee pain, with textbook symptoms and cause (sudden increase in duration of training).
Had a week off the bike but the pain returned after 10 miles the next weekend.
Had another week off and started a series of stretches to strengthen both knees, several times a day. This is now part of my daily routine.
Ridden road bike again twice since - 1hr 45mins max - and it's still hurting but not to the same extent (though I am on some heavy painkillers following a shoulder operation last week).
Feel free to criticise me in any way you wish, but I'd be more grateful for your own stories of recovery from the same condition.
- Recovery time?
- Measures taken (remedial and preventative)?
- Did you take it easy for a long time?
- Has it recurred?
Thanks in advance you lovely people.