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birdy247birdy247 Posts: 454
I commute between 16-20 miles a day on busy roads. Never enough stretches to get any descent training in.

Recently I have been taking it much easier, treating it as active recovery and easy spinning. I used to try and overtake everyone, but now I get overtaken a lot, so I find it hard to hold back, but I think in the long run the benefits outweigh the negatives.

Any thoughts?


  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,364 Lives Here
    Cycling's a hobby. If it's fun to commuter race, go do it.

    Why else bother!!
  • birdy247birdy247 Posts: 454
    I am thinking of it in the bigger picture.

    I think (I may be wrong), that if I don't go as hard on my commute, I can save my legs for the hard efforts. Maybe its better to go hard whenever possible?? My aim is 25 TT's

    I am thinking of the structure below:

    - 1 long
    - 1 sweet spot
    - 1 @ FTP
    - Depending on how I am feeling some V02 Max Intervals
    - Active recovery- commuting
  • amaferangaamaferanga Posts: 6,789
    Either continue doing what you're doing or take a different route that does allow you to train properly. FWIW I treat most of my commutes as just commuting and do proper training on more suitable roads and the turbo.

    Commuter racing is just this - SILLY.
    More problems but still living....
  • birdy247birdy247 Posts: 454
    Central London, so alternative routes is not really an option
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