Posted: 17/05/2015 at 18:55
Oh shit . . . rumbled!
Erm, more or less since I started my plan in January *hides behind sofa*.
My right lower back/SI joint/ hip has been buggered for years, and I always get training niggles but nothing as bad as it's been this year. I had a bike fit before Outlaw '13 and assumed that all should be sound in that department. However, in training this time around I just haven't felt comfortable on the bike. Can't think of a better description than 'squashed'. I was fine on the flat but as soon as I had to push a bit, up a hill or into the wind, it got very sore very quickly. Sore enough, I confess, to bring on tears. I really was beginning to think that it was pointless to try Austria.
I've been to my magic massage lady and been stretching myself like a circus freak show, but to no avail. Yes, I know I should have picked the collective Pirate brain, but I felt that I was becoming a right moaning old mare about it and tried to HTFU.
Anyhoo, as I said above, some DIY bike fitting seems to have largely resolved the issue. I know I only did 50 miles last week, but it felt amazing. I felt strong and relaxed, kept a consistent speed, and was really comfortable and happy riding aero.
Please don't turn me into a frog
Although that might help in the swim