So, last week I skied for the first time this season - 5 days at Wolf Creek- CO. Prior to the season, I've done quite a bit of prep - conditioning, mostly via cycling both on and off road and some lifting and strength training in the gym.
At the end of the first couple of days last week I noticed quite a bit of tightness behind my left knee when walking back to the car. A short sit in the hot tub seemed to remedy this and any pain or stiffness didn't persist. Last night, back home in the gym, I did a spinning class and the stiffness and a bit of soreness returned. To the point that I had to ease into some of the routine.
The slight pain and stiffness are specifically behind the knee ... not in the calf, thigh or hamstring area ... so this leads me to think perhaps some tendon-ligament strain.
Are there stretching or other routines I could do to relieve this? What are your thoughts on prognosis and remedy? I've plans to hit Tahoe for a week towards the end of January and would like to have a better handle on this so that it does not put a damper on the trip.