I know I am just coming back to fitness but getting some exerting rides in. Getting mileage up aswell so quite happy. Hills are getting easier and that is a bonus as where I live the decent rides involve a lot of up and down. I am not racing the hills but even a few of my mates are saying that my rides have too many lumps in them.
But it is speed that I am lacking. I have never been a speed merchant but for some reason it is beginning to annoy me now. Done a few checking rides with the HRM and I am keeping myself in my working zone so it is not as though I am slacking on the rides. My average for a normal ride of 40 miles taking in about 2,500 ft of climbing is around 13 to 14 mph. Top speed on the flat is only getting to about 18mph but that seems to be normal.
As I have said- I have never been a speed merchant although on a metric I can get my speed up to do it in around 4 hours so 13 to 14 is probably around my "Normal" speed for rides. So why is it that my lack of speed is beginning to bug me?