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Old February 1st 07, 03:46 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
chris c
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Default Getting back to my old pace after "injury"

I was doing 40+ miles 5 days a week before my "injury". I stopped riding for
about 3 months. Now, I have lost a lot of strength and ability. I know it
all comes back , but I worked really hard to get to where I was. I was very
commited to riding ,but I also lived 20 + miles from work. That is why I
could do that many miles. It was hard to find time. I would make myself do
it and use the bike as transportation at the same time.Now I moved (after
getting seperated) and live only 5 miles from work and my schedule has
changed . I want to get back to where I was physically. I started back on
the trainer a few weeeks ago and felt like I was starting all over again.
The past few days though, I feel it coming back. I started doing 10 miles/
0-35 minutes on the trainer 5 days a week. I will soon raise it to 15 miles
, then back to 20 which took me just over an hour. I am going at about 90
rpm cadence. I wanted to get into racing last year , but my injury sent me
backwards. I was told to do 85-90 rpms and 75-80 for climbing. I have never
rode in a pack before. I ride a trek madone that I got for a SCREAMING deal
off Ebay. and use a Giant OCR on the trainer. My injury is near the groin
area. It is half way between my belly button and testicles on my left side.
It feels like a bruise if you touch it and put slight pressure on it. It
hurt me so bad a couple months ago, that I couldn't work and had to stay in
bed. I was on vicodin. I had MRIs , Xrays, etc., saw 5 different doctors and
not one knows for sure what it is. I thought it was a seat adjustment
problem. At first , my primary told me it was tissue damage, then later he
told me it is stress related because of everything going on in my life. It
is still there today , but not to where I cant do cycling. Sometimes it gets
to where I'll pop 4 or 5 ibuprofen and it goes away. Anyone had anything
like this before? How should I go about getting back into a rythm? thanks


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Old February 1st 07, 05:18 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Dennis P. Harris
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Default Getting back to my old pace after "injury"

On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 22:46:38 -0500 in rec.bicycles.misc, "chris
c" wrote:

I started back on
the trainer a few weeeks ago and felt like I was starting all over again.


and i can tell you, the older it gets, the harder it is to work
your way back from thighs of lead.

the best advice i had when i was recovering from my knee surgery
was to ride every other day when i'm not in good shape, because
recovery takes almost 2 days when i'm not fit.

as you build your way back, the rides can get longer and more
frequent.

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Old February 1st 07, 05:22 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Dennis P. Harris
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Default Getting back to my old pace after "injury"

On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 22:46:38 -0500 in rec.bicycles.misc, "chris
c" wrote:

Anyone had anything
like this before?


Yes. It was a hernia.

Just because my brother had a hernia that felt like that,
however, doesn't meant that's what you have. It could be a tumor
or something. Have you had any prostate cancer symptoms
(dribbling, having to go all the time, trouble going, etc)?

TIME TO CHANGE DOCS if your current one can't figure it out, or
get a referral to a specialist. A cat scan or MRI should be able
to see what's going on there.


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Old February 2nd 07, 03:10 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Default Getting back to my old pace after "injury"

On Feb 1, 12:22 am, (Dennis P. Harris)
wrote:
On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 22:46:38 -0500 in rec.bicycles.misc, "chris

c" wrote:
Anyone had anything
like this before?


Yes. It was a hernia.

Just because my brother had a hernia that felt like that,
however, doesn't meant that's what you have. It could be a tumor
or something. Have you had any prostate cancer symptoms
(dribbling, having to go all the time, trouble going, etc)?

TIME TO CHANGE DOCS if your current one can't figure it out, or
get a referral to a specialist. A cat scan or MRI should be able
to see what's going on there.


That's the problem. Like I said I did see several doctors. One was a
specialist in sports medicine. He didn't help either. I'm thinking
maybe IT IS stress.

 




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