Now I know whats a reasonable speed for a woman, I know what I shoud be aiming at. I aim to get a new road bike in about 8 weeks with those clipless pedal thingys as at the mo I am battling it out on a 20 year old peugot bike that is slightly to big for me in terms of arm reach, hopefully getting a size 47 frame and the clipless pedals will make me more efficient. When I say I dont get out of breath I am comparing it to my running, my legs tend to tire before I'm huffing and puffing, the good thing is though the day after doing 25 miles I have no muscle soreness whatsoever.
Thanks for the advice everyone, think I'll have to look at doing a proper measure of what speeds I'm doing at the mo cos on my previous rides I worked out an av of 13.5 but that did include 60+ speed bumps in the streets where I live in Southport and loads of pot holed roads as well as a bad section of the bypass cycle track from Southport - Tarleton. I dont get out of breath ever, so I probably need to learn how to make my little legs go round faster.
Hi, thinking of having a go at a tri and was wondering what speeds were middle of the road for a lady in her mid forties. I've looked at the internet for this answer to this question relating to women but it just seems loads of responses for men boasting how fast they can go. I'm only 5ft and a bit and 7st 7lb so keeping up with big blokes is mission imposs. I am pretty fit from running but feel that when I'm out on my bike men (cos I don't see many women) just go past me like I'm not moving. So I'm just interested what's considered the middle ground so I can gauge whether its because I'm just dead slow ! Thanks for any advice.