i am 47, have been triathloning for 3 years, peaking at 3hrs 10minutes in the Dambuster Olympic distance 2014. However I have cycled for over 10 years, mainly MTB until 2010. My road biking was good, I joined a club and I feel I was one of the stronger ones of triathlon group, now though I no longer cycle with them, my fitness has fallen, I struggle to keep up, for any length of time. Every cyclist overtakes me now.
I cycle on per week, up to 40 miles, hills and all, plus running (which has also droped off), two or three times a week, 5km to 10km including hills.
The main issue is the bike, the cyclists on the road today were still in bed when I was cycling back five years ago but now all and everyone flies by me? Is it my age? Nutrition? Or what?
please help as I am thinking of jacking it all in".....