I want to do a wide variety of workouts, including weights, cycling, running, possibly yoga and gym cardio. How many times at minimum a week should I bike to make sure I can continue to make gains (distance and speed)? I'm currently at (distance: 16 miles with a 5 min stop at the 8 mile mark, speed: 11.7 mph). I want to build up biking stamina.
Hi there! I registered here a while back, but fell off the wagon. Just started biking again after a 2 year hiatus and quit smoking too. Besides getting groceries etc, went on about 7 or so long rides so far. I just started using an app (cyclometer) to track my stats. I have 3 data points and so far I see improvement. Went from 11.5 to 14.5 to 16.5 miles (a 5-10 min stop half way through). Avg speed has also gone up slightly. From 11.2 mph to 11.7 mph (given the longer distance covered).
I'm riding a vintage Schwinn road bike with Shimano 105 components (tube shifters). I have a bad habit of taking up hobbies and buying stuff and then falling off the wagon relatively quickly. So, I will not buy another bike this season.
I have about 30 lbs of fat to lose, so I'm also hitting the gym. Also planning on taking some yoga classes next month. I don't want to spend all my time just exercising and recovering. : ) But I also want to be able to ride for longer. I can bike twice a week while also hitting the gym. Is that good enough to continue seeing progress?
Thanks for the help, fellas!