Monday, May 24, 2010

sore downunder

This is the topic I did not wanted to raise. The unspoken subject.
It's been a week now and I'm still sore "down there" from my last long ride. It's been a problem since the start of the season and it's come and gone on a steady weekly pattern, but I am now at a stage that don't want to take it any more.
During my first seasons I used nothing, and until my first half ironman race I never had any issues. But after that I've always had problems coming at intervals. The thing is that I don't think I need to take it any more. So I'm going to start exploring whatever options are available to prevent saddle sores in the future.
So far I've been using vaseline, but it appears that it hasn't done any good. So the next step is to go for chamois cream. I'm going to the bike shop tomorrow morning to get whatever is available and start the testing process.
Monday is going to be the new easy day at the pool due to longer more epic weekends coming soon, so today we started with a fun dips session. I though it was going to be "bread and dips" but it was just the good old dips that make your shoulder muscles ache, 10 sessions of 10 reps after each of the 10 100m that the warm up took.
The evening was rainy, so another easy session at run.
All in all, an easy day.
I like base training, it's always time for nice surprises like today's.

Date: 24 May
Sport: Swim /// Run
Time: 50min /// 50min
Dist: 2.2km /// 9km
Comment: It feels like tapper week, but it's not.


  1. I use a cream that I used on my kids nappy rash when they were babies. Excellent prevention and healing too. The trick is to use the cream on every ride, no matter how small so the sore's heal well.
    SUDOCREAM BABY CREAM. In the Baby section at the supermarket.
    Get it from the supermarket or chemist and a bit cheaper than bike shop creams.