Nov 09

Getting Faster!

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.

#earthismygym #kickincadintheass.

1 comment

  1. I was a recreational cyclist for years. Once you get into the groove, you’ll be amazed how fast and long you can go. I’d see if you can find some goal like a 100k ride. Good tires will turn most any mountain bike into a serviceable roadie. I think 20mph is well within your range with the proper setup on your current bike.

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