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Old 07-07-08, 06:52 PM
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Former runner, just started cycling

Hello all,

I am a former runner with a ok mediocre career in running... a personal best in the 5k of 15:01...

Essentially, I am trying to figure out (after taking 4 or so years off from running and gaining major weight i.e. 35 pounds), where I am as a novice cyclist.

I live in a very hilly region, and I train on the hardest 25 mile loop around. I have now been training for two weeks every other day... I recently did a 25 mile time trial in 1 hour and 26 minutes, although this may seem a little slow, mid ways through this course there is one flat area where I did two consistent 2'40" mile splits... so I know I can move on the flats!

I have no clue of where I stand to be a competitive cyclist, and I hope some of you can shine some light on this for me.

Thanks for the input!!!
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