Saturday, August 18, 2012
Ever feel like you just can't go any further? I do. I have walked a half marathon and then started to try and add on some distance to my biking for awhile. Well yesterday, I did a 40 mile bike ride, which is my longest yet. But about 26 miles in, on the way home, my thighs were killing me. I had to get off, stretch and walk a few minutes somewhat regularly to be able to keep going. Any advice on how to deal with this? When I got home I took a pain killer, had a snack and plopped on a couch with a book I had wanted to finish and my legs felt fine a few hours later and no soreness the next day. But how can I reduce this during the ride and immediately following the ride? I would like to be able to go further than that, but after yesterday, I am not sure I can. No amount of breaks is going to make that thigh pain go away, it seems.