I really wanted to commute by bicycle all four days that I’m working this week. (I have Friday off). I did commute today, and on the way home, pushed myself harder and improved my time by ten minutes. Pushing myself might have been a bad idea. My legs are toast. I’m going to drive tomorrow.
It was fun though. On one flat stretch of about 2 miles, I was able to keep a steady speed of 20 mph. My usual pace is 13-14 mph. My legs and lungs were burning though.
I went for an 11 mile ride on Saturday, and did about 14 miles of riding on Sunday. It wasn’t enough to prepare for my 32 mile round-trip commute, especially pushing for better time.
I also noticed that I ate more today (2255 calories). Is it just bad habits returning?, or the fact that I burned more calories?
In either case, today’s weigh-in was at a new low of 253.8 lbs, which means I’ve lost 42.6 lbs. I expect that some of that is dehydration from the ride home.