By my age, after all the training programs and race preparation I’ve done over the years, you would think I wouldn’t be making rookie mistakes anymore. Well, you would be wrong.
Notice anything suspect about my bike mileage last week? Especially as compared to the week before that?
I’m pretty sure that it’s because of this increase in mileage that my knee started hurting a few days ago. While biking almost 100 miles in one week may be good for my ego, it’s definitely not good for my knee. Unless I’ve slowly worked up to those kind of distances, which in this case, I haven’t.
It’s funny to me that I don’t count bike commuting as actual training since in my mind, it’s just me getting to where I need to go. However, as the moment of blinding pain in my knee illustrated, riding your bike 97 miles is still riding your bike 97 miles. And maybe I should’ve eased into it a bit.
(Painful) lesson learned. Again.