Ok, folks for the last 7 weeks or so I've been easing into riding. I've been doing daily 3-5 mile rides. The last couple of weeks I've been pushing into 7-8 mile range @ 11 - 13 mph. Around 6 miles I've been getting tired and when I get home I end up with a trip about 7.2 - 7.4.
Something changed today and I'm not sure what, but I think like it.
I did my normal things (stretch, limber up, think about where I want to go...) My breathing usually gets a bit labored going up hills and when pushing the flats to around 15 mph.
Somewhere around the 4 mile mark, my breathing and pedaling seemed synchronous, almost effortless. I found myself pushing the bike faster easily, first 12 - 14, then 14 - 16 and settling around 18.5mph. It seemed like the further I went the stronger my legs got and the faster I went. This is very different from what I've been experiencing.
To bad this ride was shortened by rain. I really felt I could ride quite a bit more.
Anyway if you've made it this far. Has anyone experience this? What is it?