I'd LIKE to be keeping track of kms (it would perhaps give me added motivation, as it seems to do for some others
), but haven't since 2010 (when I'd only started measuring in around May anyway which was when I discovered MCL), because it's just one more thing to do (if it includes keeping track of when I've left Garmin at home or when it hasn't worked), and easier just to avoid the stress! So all I know is what what a positive factor in my life cycling is (and necessary for exercise as well, if my leg injuries mean that running wouldn't be good for me). Not so much cycling all up as before over the past 6 months though. Likely in May or June I was the fastest I've ever been so far (except for perhaps in my youth, which is something I'll never know!) At least I don't seem to have gone backwards TOO much since then though..... I can still join part of the MRR (which makes it worth it for me..... but will have to convince myself that there's usually a cheese group these days, and start getting out early enough to catch it!) Also I've recently noticed that with commuting I've actually started to be much more confident (and probably much more aware) in traffic.... e.g. actually at times daring to do right hand turns with traffic behind me!) Also I've perhaps recently improved with pedalling technique.... might just be my imagination but somehow it seems I'm needing less effort than before. Possibly due to two cogsgirls skills sessions involving pedalling with one foot.... perhaps the process (because of it making you aware of pedalling in circles) really sunk in with me, just with those few minutes. Anything is possible!
Hope to do some long rides soon.... and perhaps some solo training sessions doing something that's going to give me a good work-out, such as riding on the velodrome, riding with a small backpack (in order to increase effort while still getting the right muscle development), or riding up and down a hill, perhaps like Elgar or Belmore Rd (I recently found that riding up and down a slight incline doesn't seem to work for me.... and a proper hill would give me much-needed practice with descending, too!