I ve only been ridding since July this year And I have come a long way, here's my story,
when I first started to ride I found that I was comfortable on a MTB bike and would average about 10-12 mph and would only go about 8 miles before I was totally toast.
The past couple of months I bought a used road bike and really have been picking up the pace.
I am currently stuck at 18.6 MPH when hit 20MPH or 21, I need to slow down within a mile or so or I sound like a steam engine.hehe and I am ridding betwen 23-34 miles a day. psps I am 58 years young.and a CD.
My legs feel like lead and I really feel winded. Now if I slow down for a couple miles to 18 MPH, I am fine and can kick up a little but not past the 19.2 for long or old mister fatigue whips me down.
How long does it take to build that engine, JEEZE..I can't tell you how much I like ridding bikes its my favorite exercise. I hate going to the gymn now for cross training.although I try to 2 times a week.
Is there a interval training you can do to help the speed, or best to take it slow and let it grow..
Thanks in advance you have helped me alot over the months.
psps The need for speed is due to the group I ride with most days there's a A , B, C, group I am now riding with the B group,
on off days they only have one group its mostly (A's) and I try to keep up but I am still a little to slow. they cruise above 20 for sure..