Running to Biking
Hi All, I was wondering if anyone with a running background could share experiences of converting to cycling. i'm a club runner (average ability) with a background in X/C, road relays, 10Ks 1/2 marathons. Over the years I've had injuries that have limited my ability to train/race and find myself doing more and more cycling. However I'm a little disappointed by my performance on the bike. I seem to have decent endurance, and am able to get up hills including lake district climbs, all be it slowly, but my overall average pace is slow and I don't have a lot of power. A typical example is today. 30 miles, avg speed 15.5 mph, slowed a little by a head wind on way home, 1200' climbing, average cadence 97. I'm in my fifties so i don't suppose I'm ever going to get mega fast butI feel I should be doing better. My main problem seems to holding a decent pace over prolonged distances. How have other ex runners fared?