Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sore right leg.

I rode 50.16 miles into the wind today and only on the last part was the wind friendly. My right fibular collateral ligament and my right peroneus longus muscle connecting the tibia and fibula to the foot which assist in moving the foot downward and supports the arch of the foot has been experiencing pain. I need to figure out what is wrong with my pedal cleat setup and what is causing this pain. I noticed the discomfort was lessened for a while by moving up on the seat. The muscle seems to be suffering from over use. It doesn't bother me standing and climbing. It comes and goes as far as pain is concerned. My left leg is fine and I don't have any problem with it. I don't know if I have strained it or torn something in the past. Frustrating. It could be as simple as bunched up socks constricting my foot movement. Or maybe I need shoe inserts. It could turn into an over use injury and I need to figure it out. Perhaps it is time to visit, Dr. Robert, kind of like the Beatle Song.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Old and New Friends

Nothing like old and new friends to make you feel loved. No matter how you feel, your successes or failures, they are always there to remind you how precious you really are and that your never truely alone.

Friday, January 9, 2009

New Jersey

I love this new Swiss National Team Jersey. It seems everything Assos is a little smaller. They make very good products and this Jersey is like silk and very soft. It has a little zipper pocket in back in addition to the three normal bike pockets. I have never seen a Large Jersey by any company even when it is the same company measure the same. I also have a pair of XL shorts coming as my other half mille Large shorts are just between sizes. I find the size factor to also be the same for riding shorts too. I must admit, the assos products have been very good, but they do cost a great deal. It is the small attention to detail that counts over long mileage. In trying to maintain my fitness, I can definitely feel the extra weight I am carrying around. I could stand to lose 10 pounds. I had a massage today and it was the finest deep tissue massage I have every had. I do believe I will make it a part of my riding regimen.