I noticed this week that I am not improving on the bike at all even as I am improving rapidly with the swimming and running. I do swim and run more than I bike (3-4 x/week). While I aim for 3 rides a week I am lucky if I get in two.
I thought that working on the swim and run would improve my cardiovascular fitness and that losing weight would give me less weight to haul up those hills. But here I am 20 pounds down and my longest rides are still 6 miles--that's with a break and occasional walking. I can still only do about half the hills near my house. Albeit, I do live in San Francisco so some of the hills I'm forgoing are legitimately quite steep. I am getting a bit frustrated.
What is the best way for me to improve quickly on the bike? I'm willing to put in the time but I feel like I don't know what I'm doing and my use of time has not been the most effective.
For what it is worth, I have a fairly raggedy old mountain bike, don't know if that is adding to my troubles.
Edited by: PRETTYPITHY at: 12/21/2009 (23:35)
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