I’m wondering if anyone here as experienced an apparent injury that I woke up with. Not looking for any sort of medical advice, but just if anyone else has experienced it and what it might be.
So I had a threshold workout on Tuesday, Rogers +3. During the workout everything felt perfectly fine. I did my normal stretches that I do after every workout, had dinner, watched tv, and then went to bed.
When I woke up in the morning I noticed an incredible pain in the tailbone area. Like 9/10 pain if I sit or lay on it the wrong way. After some poking and prodding it seems to be specifically right at the top of my butt crack, but offset just a little to the left side right as the meaty part of my backside starts. So essentially in the crack, but just off to the side. There’s nothing visual to see, or anything to even feel. It just feels like an extremely bad bruise. Its as if I fell on my tailbone really hard, but didn’t.
So my question becomes, is this something that can happen specifically to cyclists? Is there a muscle or something that runs through there that I maybe just “tweaked” somehow?
Lastly, I can walk and move around fairly well, but there’s definitely some discomfort if I move the wrong way. I can ride my bike at like Z1, but as soon as a put out some power I can really feel it in that area bad. So do I abandon my last two training rides this week and stay off the bike completely to let it heal? Or, if the pain isn’t bad, should I get some light Z1 rides in for an hour to keep the fitness up?
Thanks for the advice in advance.