Is it normal to have a sore ass after a 2 month off ?

New to Cycling? Want some advice? Start here...
nmt
Posts: 80
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 20:37 pm

Is it normal to have a sore ass after a 2 month off ?

Postby nmt » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:58 pm

Ok so i bought my first road bike at the back end of october to get some miles in and improve my fitness / lose weight, I started riding my MTB a month before at the back end of September, My first ride on the mtb was a hilly 1.5 mile and i was knackered but i just kept going out each night after work increasing my distance till i was upto 11 mile then my newly ordered 2013 road bike arrived at the shop i collected it at the end of October and went out for my first ride on a Saturday afternoon a flat loop managing 23 mile on my first ride (with no sore ass) i only managed to get out a further twice after the first ride doing a 22 mile ride and a 26 mile ride but then i had to go into hospital at the begining of December for an operation on my achillies tendon and 2 other tendons in my foot, I had a cast on for 6 week then an air cast for 3 week which i came out of last friday so i've been trying to get some time in on the turbo but i'm finding MY ASS HURTS LIKE HELL after only 15-20 mins is this normal after not being in the saddle for a couple of month :?:

Danlikesbikes
Posts: 3871
Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2010 22:10 pm

Re: Is it normal to have a sore ass after a 2 month off ?

Postby Danlikesbikes » Sat Feb 09, 2013 13:18 pm

Yes
Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.

User avatar
upperoilcan
Posts: 1137
Joined: Sun Oct 28, 2007 19:18 pm

Re: Is it normal to have a sore ass after a 2 month off ?

Postby upperoilcan » Sat Feb 09, 2013 17:11 pm

Ive only ridden my bike twice since September and both times i had a sore ass the following day.

I put it down as punishment for not getting out more. :)
Cervelo S5 Ultegra Di2.


nmt
Posts: 80
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 20:37 pm

Re: Is it normal to have a sore ass after a 2 month off ?

Postby nmt » Sat Feb 09, 2013 20:28 pm

Ah good to know. I never had any uncomfort on 20 odd mile first time rides albeit after slowly building up on the mtb but was surprised to be getting uncomfortable after 20 mins on the turbo.

User avatar
PeteMadoc
Posts: 2494
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2010 23:17 pm
Contact:

Re: Is it normal to have a sore ass after a 2 month off ?

Postby PeteMadoc » Sat Feb 09, 2013 20:38 pm

Yes

My experience is that there is two aspects to a sore ass

1. is just hardening up your posterior

2. is having the right/wrong saddle

User avatar
Ballysmate
Posts: 8680
Joined: Thu May 31, 2012 08:45 am

Re: Is it normal to have a sore ass after a 2 month off ?

Postby Ballysmate » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:22 am

When I have been off my bike for a few weeks I find that the first time out again I am fine, but when I then go out the next day, it feels like a dry stone waller has built my saddle. Within a minute or so my discomfort eases though.

User avatar
EPO Delivery Man
Posts: 260
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2013 15:35 pm

Re: Is it normal to have a sore ass after a 2 month off ?

Postby EPO Delivery Man » Mon Feb 11, 2013 22:20 pm

Yes its perfectly natural.

The first couple of times i do a 40 miler after a layoff i feel like ive been butt raped by Gok Wan with a chilli infused 12" black mamba from Ann Summers.

Soon passes though :D

User avatar
anto164
Posts: 3397
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2003 17:46 pm

Re: Is it normal to have a sore ass after a 2 month off ?

Postby anto164 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 23:58 pm

Yeah, bum hurts for a couple of rides, but it goes quicker if you've ridden before (like, a few months ago).

I had a week where my sit bones felt a little tender, then i did 80mi where my bum felt fine.

GSJ
Posts: 119
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2012 16:04 pm

Re: Is it normal to have a sore ass after a 2 month off ?

Postby GSJ » Sat Feb 16, 2013 23:50 pm

I went on a ride the other day with about a month off, and my ass was sore, only lasted for a day though.

User avatar
ShutUpLegs
Posts: 3519
Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 19:07 pm

Re: Is it normal to have a sore ass after a 2 month off ?

Postby ShutUpLegs » Sun Feb 17, 2013 09:26 am

The lesson here is not to take any time off
I Like Black Bikes

Danlikesbikes
Posts: 3871
Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2010 22:10 pm

Re: Is it normal to have a sore ass after a 2 month off ?

Postby Danlikesbikes » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:17 am

ShutUpLegs wrote:The lesson here is not to take any time off


Or if you do take your saddle with you to keep you used to sitting on it, though you might look a bit weird on public transport
Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.

nmt
Posts: 80
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 20:37 pm

Re: Is it normal to have a sore ass after a 2 month off ?

Postby nmt » Sun Feb 17, 2013 23:37 pm

ShutUpLegs wrote:The lesson here is not to take any time off



Haven't had much choice had an op on 3 tendons in my foot and been in pot for 2 month just trying to get back into riding now but struggling to unclip on the foot i had the op on :shock:

User avatar
marcusjb
Posts: 2287
Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 19:59 pm
Contact:

Re: Is it normal to have a sore ass after a 2 month off ?

Postby marcusjb » Mon Feb 18, 2013 08:15 am

PeteMadoc wrote:Yes

My experience is that there is two aspects to a sore ass

1. is just hardening up your posterior

2. is having the right/wrong saddle


A third part of it is strength, you'll have lost some over the two months.

The stronger you are, the less pressure you are putting on the saddle (you are, in effect, lifting yourself slightly off the saddle when you are pedalling harder).

There's a little bit of truth in hardening up your behind - but I think most troubles are down to fit and hygiene.

15-20 minutes is not a long time at all though - but turbos can be quite hard on the bum anyway, you are often very sweaty and getting out of the saddle isn't as natural as on a regular ride.


Return to “Road Beginners”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: MisterMuncher and 1 guest