I wanted to test my capacity on my new bike.
So I shortened the workout to 20 minutes, which fitted ideally into my morning routine.
I had to be prepared to work hard.
I started faster than yesterday and found I could maintain over 24 mph.
I didn’t listen to any music or my current audiobook in order to keep concentrating on improving my speed and cadence progressively.
By halfway I was cycling at over 25 mph.
My quads started to ache.
Then my calves.
But I dug deep.
I kept glancing at my watch to make sure my performance wasn’t dropping.
I stayed strong throughout.
I ended the workout dripping with sweat, satisfied that my heart rate had elevated higher than I expected.
I proved to myself that I have more to give; my aerobic and muscular capacity for cycling is still to be discovered.