I have some questions about distance equitation. Or rather, how not to hurt after 50 miles.
Or, how to hurt less.
25 miles into my ride this weekend, my ankles and knees were on FIRE. Hurt like something awful. They only hurt when I'm trotting (posting or sitting.) I was told my legs hurt because I lock/tense my knees and ankles when I ride. "Your legs are like pistons and need to adsorb the shock of trotting instead of bracing against it."
I don't understand how to do that. Or how to use my body when riding long distances. (I was trained as a jumper, if that helps.) So... Tips? Advice?