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. 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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