Today I did 4 laps around the rose bowl, and averaged 17.8mph. Is this a decent average? I know the distance wasn't much, but for some reason the air was really harsh on my throat this morning(excuses aside now). In comparison to some group rides, and possibly cat5 races, is this average and distance indicative of how well or if at all I can do in either?
I've noticed recently that I have been on the bike less frequently and my average speed and climbing(trash truck hill), have both improved. Didn't expect that to happen.