I am just getting back on my bike after a couple years and have quickly been made to remember that it takes time to get your butt used to the saddle. I've read articles about "getting your seat" and all pretty much agree that more short rides will help you "get your seat" faster than few long rides. They also seem to agree that a "short ride" in this case is about an hour (my typical training loop of about 15 miles takes almost exactly an hour right now).
None of the articles that I have read say how often you should ride during this "my butt is bruised" period. I'm thinking every other day is about right for me, but I'm wondering anyone has more information on this? Maybe I should be out every day? Maybe every third day? 4th day? 117th? I really have no idea.
I'm on a men's Trek 1.1 with a stock saddle... and a sore (not too sore, just normal beginner's sore) butt.