Woo Hoo - I rode 25 miles today
25 freaking miles, I usually tap out at 12.
I have been riding infrequently over the past couple months since getting my bike and usually get easily winded, but this morning I decided to concentrate on form and very deep breathing.
I usually take a stop at 6 miles for a drink, but this time I paused at 12 miles. I was inhaling deeply through my nostrils and out through my mouth instead of panting which is a normal activity when I am exhausted so I didnt feel like drinking until much later.
25 miles later I felt like I could have gone on another for 10 miles but the sun was beating down and I was supposed to meet my wife in like 10 minutes.
I nearly died on a short ride on Wednesday because of a steady incline and I am going to tackle it this Wednesday using the same principles - form and deep breathing :)