I have started riding again after 20 years. 1000miles last summer went from260 down to 220lbs.( goal of 190 by end of Summer)
Riding about 80-100 miles a week. So far 450 the last two month.
Longest ride 50 miles at 85 % intensity. At end starting to cramp up.
Did Friday a all out effort for 20 miles at 18.3mph.
Saturday 37 miles at 17.5mph at 85% intensity.
Today went out for 34 miles and took it easy at 16.5mph. It felt like a walk in the park at maybe 60% effort.
All rides on same terrain,plenty off fluids.
Plane on extending the long rides by 5 miles each week.
Should i keep the long rides nice and easy or push up the intensity?
I know the mph does not mean anything, was just looking to show the difference in effort .
Thanks for you input.