Ran a short, easy 5 miles on the trail yesterday followed by 16 on the mountain bike. Tonight I’m sitting here with ice on my knee. I’m not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the way, I must have tweaked it. More likely, it is an injury from trying to raise my mileage too quickly. It probably doesn’t help that I think my bike setup needs adjusting (I changed the setup to allow my teenager to ride, and it hasn’t been the same sense).
Either way, they are mistakes I could have avoided.
Take away’s for you:
- Don’t go out too fast or too hard, too soon. If you will be doing an endurance event, you should gradually increase your weekly mileage. If you are just starting out with exercising, ease into it.
- Proper bike fit is essential. This should ultimately be performed by a professional or someone experienced in setting up a bike. Leg angle, seat height, seat position, and other factors should be taken into consideration.