After a day of chasing after a red leather ball at a beautiful ground in Cambridge, I was stiff. There is nothing like exonerating oneself in the field in an early season friendly to do that, particularly after prancing about like a 24 year pro without the skill or the speed. Unfortunately I didn’t showcase my limited batting ability and was caught out early on.
So after dropping the boys off at school yesterday, I parked at the club with the plan to attend training after work. I tried recover the legs with a smooth 9km spin to work for another busy day.
It rained in the afternoon so training was cancelled early. I couldn’t get out early enough to ride an extended route back so ran some errands back to the van to avoid driving any more than I have to in the weekend. Today legs still hurt and my knees are sore, a consequence of not doing enough weight based cardio.
And my back continues to ache, something that has gradually crept into my consciousness over the last 3 weeks. Presumably my tight hamstrings are a factor and I have been focussing on stretching them post ride as well as my back regularly. Dr Google has advised that doing this regularly helps prevent lower back pain but is not a cure as such. Apart from stretching, is there anything else can that I do? I am thinking of yoga. Your advice is greatly anticipated and warmly received.