I woke up one day in April and decided to buy a sweet ultegra bike with my tax refund and get involved in racing. I joined a local racing club and have been going on many training rides. I go every tuesday and thursday on a 25 mile training ride with the A group. I last about 10 minutes at 20-23 mph average then die and fall back to the B group at 16-18 mph average. I've been going for about a month now. On the weekends I do some relatively long hill rides. I'll be doing a century this weekend.
My question is what can I expect to achieve by the end of the summer? Basically I feel like I'm not improving at all. I always seem to die at the same point on the training ride and cannot get any faster. Does anyone out there know what to expect in their very first few months of training. This might be too broad of a question but its worth a shot. I havent met anyone in the same boat as me. Either the people I meet dont race and just ride or they've been racing for years.
Before this I biked across the country two years ago, then took a 1.5 year hiatus.