I'm frustrated right now. Last week, I posted that I was having knee pain caused by cycling. I also mentioned that I was getting a fit adjustment.
Anyways, I had the fit adjustment. He lowered my seat a bit and changed the angle of my left cleat. I was ready to give it a good solid test at Tuesday evening spin class.
Almost right away, I could tell it felt wrong. I felt like my toe was being pushed inwards and I was only pedaling on the outside of my foot (as opposed to across the ball). I kept going and before long, I started getting knee pain, only on the outside of my knee rather then the inside. I didn't even make it through the class. I felt ridiculous walking out halfway through, but I needed to stop while the pain was still in the warning phase rather then injury phase.
It's actually worse then before.
I just want to get this fixed. I realize none of it is the end of the world, but I need to get the bike time in. I declared that 2012 was going to be the year of the bike for me. I'm in the second week of my half iron training plan, but my saddle time seems to be going down rather then up. Arg.
Marcelo (fit guy) mentioned that I may need to consider a different pedal that has free float (mine has a little bit of float, but it's "friction float") Cha-ching! Sometimes it seems like the costs just don't end. On the other hand, my bike cost a lot more then a pair of pedals would. If the pedals mean I can actually use the bike, it would be a good thing, right?
On the plus side, I can still run and swim. Anyone want to to pretend they're me and do the bike leg in my races?
Edited to add: I am not unhappy with Marcelo (the fitter) at all. He isn't charging me for the adjustments, and is working with me to get this figured out. Also, his explanation on the potential pedal switch was more detailed then I am giving here. He just explains it better then I do.