I'm 64, ran marathons at a pace just under four hours 12 years ago, had foot surgery twice and have decided it's time to get back in shape. I'm six feet and weighed 220 two months ago, now 207 after some work on an elliptical trainer and eating better. I bought a new Specialized Allez road bike the other day and, before riding it, made a goal of riding 50 miles on my birthday in August. Today was the first ride and it was harder than I expected. I was hoping for ten miles at 12mph and ended up doing only 7 miles at 10.6 mph. I'm not discouraged by that because I can remember how hard it was when I started running. I'm hoping some of you who have been through this can tell me if my goal is still reachable or if I should make another goal.