The bike is my weak link, and it has been frustrating me for some time. It's embarrassing, but I have a hard time keeping my speed over 14.5mph. I took off today ready to prove something to myself and shake that monkey off my back. I had 20miles scheduled (mostly flat, slight rolling hills) and was ready to make them count!
Did I succeed in my quest? I think so, and I'll tell you why.
- Never before has 25% of my ride averaged over 16mph
- Never before have I had a mile near 17mph !!
- First time I've not recorded at least one mile below 12mph on a 20mile ride.
So there you have it. I've set another goal. Now to make it happen!
Goals are good. You'll do it!!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a do-able goal to me! I wish you goodluck on St. Patty's day! :)ReplyDelete
Way to tackle that monkey! My bike speeds at this point are unpublishable. I don't know why I think they'll be where they were at the END of last season, but somehow I always hope. But nope, I gotta tackle that monkey too!ReplyDelete
Sounds very successful to me. You're going to reach all those goals, I'm sure. Keep up the good work!ReplyDelete
Well, personally I have the same problem. I really don't know why I can't seem to achieve a better pace either, since I really do try. I am hoping after I get a new bike this year that it might be a little easier. This is also one reason I tend to ride alone a lot of the time--because I can't keep up with others. But you are making progress. That's good.ReplyDelete
Nice ride, Lisa, and an excellent goal! I think the negative split thing for the bike is a good idea too! You are on to something. I kind of wonder about my speed too. I haven't averaged over 12.7 mph on a ride yet, but I do some serious hills here. Excellent work and goals!!ReplyDelete
Great job and a good workout. One monkey gone!ReplyDelete
Hey, keep it up and you may just have to lose the "Slow and Steady" header. :)ReplyDelete
I'll tell you the secret to get fast on the bike - blow a few grand on a new tri bike and you will be "pressured" to go faster. :D Either that, or you will FEEL a lot faster. :)))
One step at a time, one pedal stroke at a time. Then you go for another goal.ReplyDelete
Great job getting out there and getting some ride time.
Go, go, speedy turtle...
Confrats on your anniversery!ReplyDelete
Great job on the improvement. I'm working on increasing my biking speed too so I understand how you feel!ReplyDelete
A goal on the bike, great job. Now where did I put that extra tube to fix that flat...ReplyDelete
Oh, this is the clear and resolute expression of progress.ReplyDelete
By the way, where do you bike?