I just started riding the bike again after maybe 4 months or so; I was doing a decent amount of XC and pavement running daily in those 4 months though (decent pace avg 6:30 mile with the longest run being 15 miles each week)
But today I went 20.5 miles on my road bike (I cleaned it up pretty good I thought lubed the chain and everything got most of the large gunk out).. it took me an hour and 2 min to finish and the entire time my breathing didn't seem to be pushed that hard but my legs just wouldn't push? (time and distance from computer that I calibrated last night)
I didn't have a heart rate monitor but I could easily tell my breathing was steady and much deeper and easiar then when I'm running but everytime I tried to pedal faster my legs just didn't want to go?
I don't understand how this could be if I've been running so much (uses quads and calfs just like cycling) is it a muscle issue or am I ******** or a bit of both... or is it something that I'm missing here?
The other weird thing was I got salt deposits on my head like strips of white from the dried up sweat that never happened before :/ actually I think the salt deposits might be worrying me a little bit more ... I know it was salt because I licked it after taking some off with my finger.