I know what to expect for soreness after running - if I do a lot of hills my mid-quads and my lower back get sore. I'd also expect some thigh soreness from doing a lot of hills on the bike.
But after my 102 flat miles on the bike on Sunday, I've got soreness two days later in sort of weird places. Major painful sites right now:
- Neck and shoulders - from the head-up aero position.
- Front of my crotch - bruised from leaning forward in the saddle in the aero position.
- Forearms - from gripping the aerobars too tightly.
Any other (non-pharmaceutical) soreness-avoidance suggestions for me from you more experienced cyclists out there?
Or is the answer simply more and more 6+-hour sessions in the saddle? (Followed, of course, by lots of rest and recovery and sufficient quantities of post-workout adult beverages!)