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    Feeling the burn!

    Went for a 4 mile ride after work tonight. It was my first ride that was more than just around the block. Rode around my neighborhood and a little bit on the surrounding roads (not too busy though). I went up some pretty decent hills and my legs are feeling it. It's a good hurt, though. Can't wait to go again.

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    Well done!

    I would to respectively suggest that you perform that route every other day. For most people, a riding everyday schedule is just too much and the feeling of "failing to live up to the schedule" is a sure-fire killer of your enthusiasm. I have found a schedule of 2-3 short local rides and a long ride at weekend is a weekly schedule that I can keep to. I sometimes do more but never less (unless sick). Everybody is different but I know i cant ride everyday with work/family etc.

    I think the trick to cycling, in the early days, is to perform a reasonable schedule so that it becomes habit. Worked for me

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    Cool! Me too! I've got an Achilles tendon that's been barking at me since this past Sunday. It's starting to loosen up finally so I went on two short rides tonight. The first was just about 2.5 miles. My heel felt okay, so I decided to do a second ride. And the second was just a little more than 4 miles. I threw in a few hills to stretch the legs out and it felt pretty good.
    "Obstacles don't like me very much. I make them look bad."

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    Quote Originally Posted by magohn View Post
    Well done!

    I would to respectively suggest that you perform that route every other day. For most people, a riding everyday schedule is just too much and the feeling of "failing to live up to the schedule" is a sure-fire killer of your enthusiasm. I have found a schedule of 2-3 short local rides and a long ride at weekend is a weekly schedule that I can keep to. I sometimes do more but never less (unless sick). Everybody is different but I know i cant ride everyday with work/family etc.

    I think the trick to cycling, in the early days, is to perform a reasonable schedule so that it becomes habit. Worked for me
    Thanks. I'm planning on doing a longer ride on Saturday, so I'm probably not going to ride before then. Tomorrow night is gym night with my trainer so it works out. I think next week, I'm going to try doing 2-3 short rides during the week and one long ride on the weekend. I'm trying to ease into it. Don't want to overdue it and get burned out.
    Mike

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