Last Saturday on the club spin I hit a (not called) pothole and banged my knee off either my handlebar/ clubmate/ clubmates bike (I was concentrating on staying upright).
It was enough for a small cut, but no swelling or external bruising. I had tried to ignore the soreness, putting it down to the cut, but after ploughing on regardless with training and rides over the weekend the knee remains sore. It actually gets better after warming up on the bike.
Today’s a rest day, and I’ve ditched my run plan for tomorrow and training for the rest of the week, and am going to try and supplement with some core/ strength work in the hope that non-repetitive stuff will be ok.
I guess what I’m struggling with a bit is it’s sore, rather than pain (4 or 5 max out of 10), seems to ease after warming up. Is it something I need to mind or if it’s just from the bang rather than overuse, could/ should I carry on regardless? fwiw it didn’t stop me doing a 100km on Saturday and Kaweah yesterday. It’s actually more discomfort afterwards than on the bike.
I really know the answer, but obviously hoping to be told carry on. Anyone any experience to point me in the direction of what I might’ve done, or if it’s to rest until soreness completely gone? I’ve managed to avoid bike related injuries (non crash related) up to now!