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Old 03-26-19, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by bikernick View Post
For the last few years I had been doing more of a distance than speed workouts. Anyone else?


Speed + distance combined nicely until 2015, age 65. Health issues significantly eliminated the "speed component" of my rides so settled on adding distance. Last Thursday following a 12 day lay-off I remounted and rode a comfortable but tiring 104 miles. Slow compared to pre-2015 but satisfying. Saturday was a much shorter 69 miles at an increased speed but yet again disappointingly slow.

Long time riding companions encouragingly profess, "Your speed will return" but truth is "Ain't gonna happen !!!" Have adopted a "ride my age+ when kitted-up" and when time allows at least 100 miles. Today will be an 8AM start with end time tentatively at 12:30PM so at least 69 miles and if feeling OK extend the ride a bit longer. Maybe 100 miles --
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