For the last few weeks I havent been able to get out for a decent ride, just the odd 5-10 milers. Anyway, Friday just gone I had free time, the sun was out so I did a 32 miler along the canal paths. The ride was nothing too energetic, the first 20 miles were nice and easy with no targets for speed, but the return leg of 12 miles from the Malthouse (by the gas stret basin) to where the canal ends near me (By the Showcase cinema near M6 junction 10) was planned to be done in 1 hour - actually took 1.05 - I was pushing faster but never too much and could easily say thanks to people that let me passed (and sing when no one was about!) The next day although there was some physical little aches, nothing painful and just enough to let me know I had done more than usual, mentally I felt knackerd! Is this normal? EDIT: I know these distances and speeds are probably a warm up session to some of you, but to me its a long ride!