Finally got all the little details taken care of and had time before the sun went down to go for a ride I had planned out.
I went on a 23.65 mile ride. 1hr 32mins 34secs. Avg Speed 15.4mph.
I think I woulda averaged closer to 17mph but I had to go through some stop and go traffic and slow down for some intersections in the beginning.
I also stopped at a 711 for some water cause I was running low.
I felt fine the whole ride till toward the very end, maybe with 5miles left I got crazy hungry out of no where. I bought a Cliff Bar but forgot it of course. I had one bottle of water and one of gatoraide so I finished off the gatorade and I was ok till I got home but I was so hungry when I got home and had a couple graham crackers with peanut butter to curb it till I showered and I grilled a nice tuna steak for dinner.
Only discomfort I had was my fingers felt like they were going numb at about the 10 mile mark but I took my hands off the bars and sat up and relaxed my hands to get the circulation going and they were ok after that.
I tried riding like this:
but my arms were all sweaty and as soon as they hit the bars they slid off and I almost fell on my face, haha.
Besides that I got a little cramp, well more like a pinch in my left shoulder blade for some reason.
I got a little hot spot on my big toe of my left foot at the very end.
Here's my bike all set up with everything on it before I headed out today...the seat is higher now cause I underestimated how long my legs were and I need to move the saddle further back for next time but besides that I was comfortable and if I had a powerbar and some more gatorade I think I coulda gone another 10 easily.
And here's my shoes with the new cleats on them for my new Look pedals which are so much nicer then the crappy STP pedals it came with...and the cleats match too, nice.
Should I ride again tomorrow or should I take it easy and rest a day? I used to run a lot and knowing getting back into I would run hard one day and rest the next till I was in better condition to push everyday.
My legs aren't sore really I feel ok, except my ass.