Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Pain, Pain, Go Away......

....come back anoth-, oh wait, don't ever freakin' come back. My persistent knee pain hit a peak yesterday and my left knee was cracking and hurting as bad as it has in a while. I had to push myself out of my chair at work yesterday every time I got up and ease myself back in when I sat down. I know it's my b-day today and I'm getting older but I shouldn't feel 70 years old. So anyways, I did some messing around with my position last night to try to alleviate some of the pain, figuring maybe I could come up with something that may make me more comfortable. I rode the rollers for about an hour and fiddled with the seat height, seat fore-aft, and shoe shims. Eventually I got something that felt really good and rode for a bit to keep my knee loose and this morning it doesn't feel too bad. Tonight I'm supposed to do Fast Pedaling on the trainer but I'm sticking to just doing a regular 75 minutes or so just to test out the knee and then I'll do my stretching and put the hot pad on it for a bit. I'll be ready to rock by the weekend I think, it's supposed to be upper 60s and no rain so I can't wait to get outside again. It's only October so I don't mind the trainer during the week yet, I'm actually o.k. with it mentally this week. By January I'll be dreading it though I'm sure. I can't wait for snowshoeing though either as that will break up the monotony a bit, I'll be kicking some butt climbing up the hills out at Minooka Park in Waukesha to take away some of the boredom of the trainer.
So anyways, not much else going on right now. I almost snagged a nice all-carbon wheelset the other day on eBay, a brand new set of FSA RD-800s, semi-aero 38mm, tubular. I forgot about it though when I was watching football and the auction ended with someone outbidding me at the last minute. If I was watching I would've won, damn. I can't make my bike much lighter or faster since I have all Campy Record on it now and all the other components are carbon as well, so the best upgrade I could do is wheels, so I'll keep my eyes open for a good deal on eBay and maybe by next Spring I'll find something good. Well, back to work, until next time..........

2 comments:

Tony said...

Brian,

Work on your hip flexor flexibility!
Work on your hip flexor flexibility!
Work on your hip flexor flexibility!
Work on your hip flexor flexibility!
Work on your hip flexor flexibility!
Work on your hip flexor flexibility!
Work on your hip flexor flexibility!
Work on your hip flexor flexibility!
Work on your hip flexor flexibility!
Work on your hip flexor flexibility!
Work on your hip flexor flexibility! Work on your hip flexor flexibility!
Work on your hip flexor flexibility!
Work on your hip flexor flexibility! Work on your hip flexor flexibility! Work on your hip flexor flexibility! Work on your hip flexor flexibility! Work on your hip flexor flexibility! Work on your hip flexor flexibility! Work on your hip flexor flexibility! Work on your hip flexor flexibility! Work on your hip flexor flexibility! Work on your hip flexor flexibility!

Any questions?

Tony P

bc said...

Hey Tony,

I think I got it. So tonight I'm going to work on my calf flexibility...oh wait, that was hip flexor right? I've been doing that as much as possible, I can tell my hip flexors are tight, been stretching them out but they continue to be tight. I'll definitely keep doing the stretches though.