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My Personal Web Log
Sore Muscles!! 30/1000
Merry Christmas Eve!
Two days ago, Sarah and I, embarked on our first training ride. We rode from SF to Tiburon and caught the ferry home. The ride was a little bumpy for Sarah. She is getting used to clipping into pedals and had a couple of falls trying to unclip. Her knee is black and blue. We're hoping each ride gets easier for her. On a bright note, her coworker messaged her that when he tried clipping pedals for the first time he broke his ankle. Sarah is doing so much better!
Sarah and I got new bikes for the ride and we are paying attention to all the areas of pain, so we can tell our fitter where the hotspots are and get those issues taken care of.
The muscles that are sore from top to bottom:
1. Back of neck
2. Trapezoids (Yowch, these are sore sore sore!)
4. All the muscles around my elbows.
5. Middle back.
6. LOWER BACK!
7. Sit-Bones. These hurt the worst during the ride. I could feel the burn, but I don't think this is the place you want to feel that.
8. Quads and Hamstrings.
Not too bad considering it's been a long time since I put that much time on a bike.
All in all, we got a little under 30 miles in the books. Only 970 more to go until our goal.
We are heading to Paso Robles for Christmas and we are going to take a ride on Christmas Day. It will be in the backroads, rolling through wine country, and hopefully very minimal traffic. We want to avoid that as much as possible until Sarah feels more comfortable on the bike.
As this is also a fundraiser, please consider donating. If you are a tax itemizer, donations are tax deductible. Get it in before the New Year to get the deductions in!
by Kristian MacDonald on Mon, Dec 24, 2018 @ 9:55 AM