I just need to vent a little I think. I've been riding all summer long pretty regularly. I have well over 1,000 miles this summer which is pretty good for my limited riding time.
On to my problem. I'm regularly riding a 15 mile route near my house. Its out of town so I don't have many, if any, traffic issues. Its all open highway. From the beginning of summer till now, my average speed and "lap time" over the route hasn't improved nearly as much as I had hoped.
My lap time has gone from 55 minutes to 51 minutes and average speed from 16 mph to 18.5 mph. The route has only about 400' of climbing as the start and finish spot are the same.
Other than just continuing to ride more, how do I get faster? I weight lift 3 times a week and ride at least 3 or 4 times a week averaging about 300 miles a month.
I have some more weight to lose as I'm 6' and 215 lbs right now. And the weight is slowly coming off, but I want to get faster NOW!