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Today was cycle to work day...

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PeppaPigStinks Wed 17-Jun-15 19:54:45

And I cycled six miles

Now I can't walk and my legs are agony.

What can I do for the pain?!! confusedconfused

Wellwellwell3holesintheground Wed 17-Jun-15 19:59:07

Short term - ibuprofen
Long term - do it every day. You'll thank me.

PeppaPigStinks Wed 17-Jun-15 20:04:37

Thank you! I will find some. I've run a half marathon before and cycled but my legs are weirdly painful

Wellwellwell3holesintheground Wed 17-Jun-15 20:06:21

It might be that your bike is not set up right - is the seat the right height etc? Please be aware that your arse will be agony tomorrow and the next day!

weasle Wed 17-Jun-15 20:08:08

Well done for cycling. Not sure why your legs hurt so much already. Seat wrong height?? Look up DOMS and look for ideas to help there. Gentle stretches, massage and ice might help.

weasle Wed 17-Jun-15 20:09:49

Especially if you are quite fit I don't know why it would hurt so much. I'm not very fit but have just gone from zero to 60-100km a week with new job and been fine.

PeppaPigStinks Wed 17-Jun-15 20:10:42

My arse is finewink
I must be more unfit than I realised. Interesting about the set up though as my husband did try and put a trail gater on it for me.

Wellwellwell3holesintheground Wed 17-Jun-15 20:12:13

Your arse is fine now. Get on the bike tomorrow morning and you'll feel like someone's been at it with a meat tenderiser...

PeppaPigStinks Wed 17-Jun-15 20:22:26

Hahahahathanks wellwell!

PeppaPigStinks Wed 17-Jun-15 20:24:00

One thing it has made me want to do is cycle more often.
I think I will start taking the bike on the dog walk!

FelixFelix Fri 03-Jul-15 15:57:43

I'd say your position is wrong on the bike if you hurt so much. I'd go to your local bike shop and get a proper bike fit if you're planning on using it regularly. It makes the world of difference!

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