Hey Everyone! I've read through some of the other newbies posts to get some suggestions and through the forum a bit.
I joined SP 2/1/10, and have lost 29lbs so far. I always liked riding my bike as a kid, and a few years ago had my husband buy me a bike for my birthday. However it wasn't with any serious intentions, so its nothing advanced. Now that I am on a weight loss mission, I am incorporating the bike as well.
I am finding that I am only averaging 8mph or so with my rides, and am topping out around 3miles for the past 2 weeks. Any tips? Keep pushing at it until I feel comfortable to go more?
There is a 10 mile diabetes ride June 5 and then a 30K September 4th that I would love to strive for, however they are just in the back of my mind helping push me. Right now I am no where near ready.
I was hoping to increase by .5 or 1 mile each week, but I read 10% a week in the other suggestions so far, correct? I guess I'm setting my expectations too high!
I tried to look into bike clubs in my area so far (southeast Michigan) and it seems for "beginners" they expect 12-15mph, and I dont think I'm anywhere near that yet.
| Pounds lost: 58.0