Overtraining is this big word, which every athlete fears. Am I in it, am I on the way to it, does overtraining really exist?
Well, I have to admit: It does and I’m in it. I have a pain on the backside of my knee. Not enough, to take me out of sports, but sure enough, that I have to make a decision. I know, if I’m following my training plan right now and do those hard ftp-bike-intervall-sessions, my knee will give up. Which means, I’ll be out of sports for the rest of the year. Sadly I know that this pain comes from this hard intervalls. I tried to fiddle with saddle height, cleat position and float. At least I’m sure and can therefore make the right decision.
But I still have a race this season. Thoughts are naging me down, because my target was a clear “personal best” for this event. But honestly, it’s better to get to the startline injuryfree than not getting there at all.
So it’s time for me to do a little bit more swimming – which should be a better decision anyways in this hot summer days.
Do you have experienced knee pain in cycling and how do you deal with it?