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So I've been getting back into riding lately. Had only ridden for a year, then life got in the way and I took six months off. Got a new bike about a month ago and since then I've done a few rides to slowly build my fitness. Most were around 40km averaging about 28km/hr. This morning I did a 60km ride at about the same speed. Felt good when I got home. All was well. Then about 2-3 hours after the ride I started to get this awful pain in my chest (that sometimes crept up my neck), mostly whenever I breathed in and whenever I bent over. I don't think it's anything heart related -- I'm only 21 for god's sake -- but I'm wondering whether or not I should get it checked out.
Anyone ever had similar symptoms?
When you did your 60km ride, did you smash yourself? really hard breathing? I know when I ride hard, I get home spent and literally have a bruised chest type thing happening,
If you can't explain it simply, then you don't understand it well enough.
Well, yeah, it took a fair amount of effort. It probably wasn't the best idea. Since I got my bike I've only done 2 25km rides, 3 40km rides, and then just decided to bump it up to 60km while maintaining the same average. And then (like an idiot) I went and played 2 sets of tennis. I think I just over did it today. But I'll go to the doc tomorrow anyway just in case. It's really not a pleasant feeling. The rest of my body feels fine, though, and I've never really experienced this kind of pain before after really hard efforts.
You did smash yourself didn't you.
I can understand the chest pain after a big hitout, it's the pain migrating upwards I'm not keen on.
Better safe than sorry.
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
Well, after taking some voltaren and sleeping on it, my chest feels a lot better. I think it must be some kind of strain, because if I move my neck in a particular direction, I can feel pain up one side of my neck in a very specific spot, leading up to the ear. No idea how I could have done this on the bike, or even playing tennis, but if it happens again, I'm definitely going to the doctor.
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