Well....the answer is, not a whole lot of anything.
Two days after my bike ride, I woke up to do my usual 5 mile run. Felt fine, great even. Got in the car, went to work, got back in the car...drove home. Stood up to get out of the car....ouch. The top of my right knee cap hurt so badly, I could barely stand up!
Clearly, it was time for lots of ice, stretching...and resting.
|Love my Roller Massager!|
The good news is that my knee was set off by the biking, not the running. The bad news is...now I don't know how to handle cross training on the bike! I really can't afford to take time off again, especially as I get deeper and deeper into the marathon training. But I don't want to give up on the bike, either! I've been having so much fun with it, it's great cross training...and there's the whole Olympic-triathlon-on-the-horizon-for-next-year thing as well. Sigh.
Have any of you experienced any setbacks? How have you handled them?