It wasn’t until the end of last season that I picked up a serious injury. I now know that it was was an inflamed plica due to poor knee tracking. It wasn’t painful, just a popping sensation in the knee and a sensation of weakness. My shoe, cleat, and saddle set up was perfect, courtesy of Jules and Phil, so I assumed I just needed to do knee stabilising exercises. But when I came into the first race of the season in March, I soon realized that my knee situation was not improved since September. Despite all my exercises I didn’t feel amazing on the bike either. So what was wrong?
Since I started work at Cyclefit, Jules has been moaning about how he can’t climb or time trial because his legs are too short (please read my previous, related post about Joaquim Rodriguez. This is, of course, VITALLY important for the annual GPM10 trips to Majorca, so we set about trying to improve this problem. [...]