Hi. I would like some suggestions on how to train and eat. My goals are to lose about 15 pounds of fat, and to complete a century in September.
- I'm 50 yrs. old and new to road cycling. Used to ride a hybrid some.
- I currently ride about 40-60 miles weekly, 2-3 rides a week
- I live in an area with rolling hills
- Typical average HR for a ride is 144, or 82% of max
It's hard to keep my heart rate in zone 1 or 2 because of the hills. So far I've not lost any weight. I'm trying to figure out how to achieve both goals at the same time. Should I keep doing what I'm doing and slowly increase my weekly miles and wait for the weight to come off? Or do I need to restrict calories too?