The spring 2011 is what I belive is a turning stone in my life: I got bit by the bike bug!
I've started cycling anywhere, anytime. I usually want to cover at least - bare minimum 60miles a week (gotta start somwhere)and thats going fine.
But I wonder, whats a good way to exersice so become a good cyclist? I confess I am not very fit, and my problem is not "producing 10 more watts" but just having the endurance to finish a 100km - period. I am lean (140lbs at 6 foot) and young (22) so there is certainly time and room for improvement.
So whats the best way to improve my "base fitness" - just to have a name for it. Should I just put in long trips in the saddle, or do other activities such as jogging, rowing, and maybe some light weightlifting (I wouldn't want to get much heavier). All in all I guess I need to improve my heart endurance, lung capacity, and muscle endurance.
If I do this! Then its time to invest in a roadbike/cyclocross, and put the ol' 17lbs MTB in the garage for roadtrips!