bicycle commute helps/hurts training
Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:22 pm
My commute is about 40 minutes of bicycling, mostly L1, with touches of L2 when I stick-it-out in a lower gear for a brief climb. It's not a long-enough duration to be a normal L1 "long slow" session. I've tried stretching it past an hour, by running before the commute, and taking longer routes home in the evening. But I don't have enough spare time to really make it longer than about 70 minutes, each way. I'm wondering if it's too brief to be L1, and not hard enough to be a short workout... maybe even detrimental to summer/fall training.