I was trying to HDFU. I rode 16.2 miles, my longest ride by 4 miles, took a day off for rain, and then rode another 16.4 miles. The last mile was very uncomfortable on my rear end and I could not find a happy place on my seat. My right foot was also numbing up. That evening I felt jagged and uncomfortable and had a hard time getting to sleep. The next day (yesterday) I felt exhausted. I went for a short walk and that was it. Better this morning but I only rode 4 miles. Felt generally uncomfortable on my bike. My muscles never feel the rides but it is a case where my whole body just feels beat up. I don't know how much of the issue is the calorie restrictions of my diet. I am finding it hard to stick to my 1200 calories and have shot over a couple of times. But the weight is slowly falling off so I think that I am OK on the eating end.
I am not used to exercise. It is hard for me to tell if I am pushing too hard. But I think I did. I have to remember that I am not a muscled clyde or a young person with boundless energy.
Hardening up will have to go slower I think.
I think that I have to back it off a bit and work up again. This is depressing as I was feeling so tough and cool and all.
I have to remember Jethro's advise he just gave to a new guy: