After a 2 mile test cycle earlier in the week, I decided to venture out and see how tough a ride to High Beach would be, it's around a 15 mile round trip.
It's only the second time out in a year due to injury/illness. I told myself I could abort at any time if I felt like I was dying, and to take it slow. (That means snails pace to you!)
I did it all, aside from the final incline where you turn off from the roundabout at High Beach to the pub. I wasn't breathless; my legs weren't hurting, but they'd definitely had enough.
A quick pit stop before cycling home.
The whole ride felt a lot easier than I thought it would be. I guess I'm not as unfit as I was the last time I was unfit. ;)
I know 15 miles isn't much compared to others, but after everything my body has been through it's a total win. I'm hoping I can build up my saddle time from here, with the aim of doing a Southend ride before too long.