The knee pain I mentioned yesterday quickly escalated after 1.5 hours of riding today. It started off being painful, and I thought maybe once my legs warmed up I would feel better. Wrong. It felt like someone was taking a hammer and driving a chisel into the top of my knee cap with every downstroke. It got so bad that I called Coach(Rick Crawford) and he advised me to have someone come pick me up. I was in the boonies, so I rode for about half an hour back into town and my mom came to my rescue. I was riding with one leg for awhile… the pain was very intense.
Game over for training today. Instead, I am continuing to ice the area, take anti-inflammatories, and will try to tape my kneecap to where it needs to be for my ride tomorrow.
Hopefully this helps… although the tape is not very elastic. Suggestions from any PTs out there?
My IT Band is pulling my knee cap to the outside of the knee and it is tracking weird. I am disappointed, but eh? What can do? Maybe my foot will heal a little bit today, not being crammed in a cycling shoe! 🙂