It’s roughly 3 weeks since I started cycling and progress had not been that great, but I’m still motivated and quite enjoying it.
Unfortunately I was in bed with a nasty cold for almost a week (from before Easter weekend until after). And other than that I commuted (cycled to work) one day, which my body wasn’t ready for yet so that took me off the bike for a few days.
These are not excuses, this is just what happened. I’m not giving up, so no need for excuses and in fact, I’m just getting more and more excited about cycling.
Basically in the last 3 weeks I have done 15 rides ranging from 1.1km to 8.4km. Very happy with the comfort on my bike, I was expecting to have a lot more pain based on what it was like on my previous bike. I’ve had the handlebars raised, fitted a 1.5L Camelbak water bag to my stem so that I can sit water from a pipe rather than having to bend down to reach my bottle and I’ve got some good lights for both front and back of the bike.
Up until this weekend it’s felt like riding a mere 4.6kms, my legs were getting more and more tired each day. I know, it’s such a short distance, but this is where I’m at right now. However, now I’ve cycled for 4 consecutive days and today I’ve felt stronger than yesterday instead of feeling more tired and I’ve managed to record my best time for that 4.6kms. It’s a mere 17.8kph, but it’s faster than any of my other rides up to now.
So it’s been a slow start, but I’m getting things sorted and now just have to keep putting in the effort until these short distances get easier. Next goal will be to attempt another commute and see if I can recover from it more quickly.