Had a really good bike ride at lunch today and even hit 18.6 MPH for one interval. Second time on this route and cut five minutes off the time. http://www.mapmyfitness.com/workout/1243021595. Ended up with an average speed of 13.9 MPH which is also new personal record for me. I had a pretty strong headwind during the first part heading West and I am sure it is that same wind that helped me achieve the 18.6 MPH.
My cousin Dr. Chris Herrick, who is about 3 years older than me, often posts his bike ride logs on Facebook and his times amaze me. 4o plus miles is about two hours! I often wondered how he does but seeing the improvement I am having since starting to ride again about a month ago makes me realize that this is also attainable by me. He is on a race bike with street tires and I am on a mountain bike with all terrain tires so I think I will have to change to more of a trekking tire to make 20 MPH or faster.
Glad I started riding my bike again. I like Nordic Walking but it’s good to switch up workouts everyday. Plus I burn a lot more calories with the bike.
On another subject I am starting to take a good look at my protein intake. It has been low since I began my new diet. I am trying to include more chicken and tuna fish in my meals. My lunchtime meal now consists of a Pennymarkt Vegetable Salad To Go and I and one package (181 grams) of Starkist Tuna Fish to it. This meal is 350 calories and packs a whoping 33 grams of protein.