i have been riding for about 1+ month, and i try to ride 4 times every week on a 25 mile flat loop. sadly from this training i have gained 0 improvements as far as my weight or avg speed goes. i'm just going to take that to mean that i have gained nothing from this training. my quads seemed to have gotten bigger or at least more toned but that means nothing if im not riding faster. does this just mean that im not taking enough carbs and my body is taking energy from my protein? this has recently put me in a rut and i dont feel like riding anymore. What are your motives for making yourself suffer? also i did take protein after every ride. in addition, my body type isnt exactly the best at building muscle, in other words i am like a twig (5'11'' and 135bs).