I started cycling a few months back but then got sick and distracted but Im back in the saddle this week in earnest. I'm wondering if I'm doing nearly enough to improve or put any reasonable pressure on myself.
I'm 21, probably not very fit but I don't have a weight problem or anything like that.
I have a little route in my area it is about 6.5 miles of country side, bad roads, OK roads, with a good selection of climbs and descents. I guess I do it in about 30 mins or so and I find it pretty do-able. Some of the climbs are tough when Im doing them but Im not crippled the next day or anything like that.
I've done it two days in a row this week and have a few weeks free so I want to make progress. Should I make myself do 10 miles every day for 2 weeks? Is 6.5 too short? Should I have a rest day?
I want to feel like I'm getting somewhere, so, I'm not sure if 6.5 is adequate.
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