I don't even know where to begin! To make a *really* long story short, after 9 years of not riding, I finally have good enough control to take up riding again. As a child I lived on my bike; as an adult before diagnosis (dx'd age 27 t1) I was very active. Now... not so much. I don't have weight loss issues but I would like to become in shape again! I have a sporting good store mountain bike that I've ridden on and off for the past couple of years but I've finally admitted that being on pavement is what I enjoy. I live in the west side of richmond, va so I have a plethora of streets to ride, but I have no idea how to begin. I bought a Giant Cypress comfort bike with road tires and I'm excited about logging miles on her but am not sure how cautious I should be when I start again.
How many miles should I start out with? I've been known to over do any exercise plan I try, then burn out- how do I pace myself? Do I just go out one day and see how far I can go?
Are there good books which take into account diabetes that I should read( I have the Diabetic Athlete's Handbook) ?
What is this tour de cure? 35 miles doesn't seem that bad but... I haven't done that for many years. :) I might be a little overly optimistic, but are there training plans that I could peek at?
Sorry if these seem like dumb questions.... but I've had a hard time getting control and now that it's better, well, I have 9 years of not riding to make up for! I just don't know how to do this as a diabetic and would love any advice/ reassurance/ support...