I started off my 2008 biking season with one of my standard 30km routes (biking to work doesn’t count, that’s only 2km away). It seems I’m pretty much out of shape after this last winter. I felt pretty dead afterwards. My goal will be doing 100Km a week in summer (split up over a few days, probably 2x30Km and a 40Km).
My climbing is getting better too, although I still have problems with anything that isn’t straight upwards (in overhanging situations, I can’t seem to build up enough body tension). I’ve lost a bit over 5kg since January and my percentage of muscle mass stayed the same, so I’m pretty pleased with that so far. Another 6Kg and I’ll be able to do routes unthinkable now. May goal is to get down to 78Kg, but that’s long term, maybe I’ll be there by the end of the year, depends on how much biking, climbing and swimming I do this summer.