So the team group ride schedule is starting this week, which means rides monday, tuesday, and friday, plus another local hammerfest is starting up on wednesday. Last year I did the majority of my training throughout the week solo, with group rides on wednesday and 1-2 times on the weekend (didn't start racing until the fall). So I'm wondering what I should do this year. Some of my training partners do a lot of group rides, while others stay mostly solo except for 1 or 2 group rides. For example, some guys want me to go to the team ride tomorrow, but it is my hill repeat day, so I'm not sure if the trade off is worth it fitness wise.
I don't want to ride solo all the time, but I feel like if I always do group rides I won't get the same level of structured intervals, etc, in my workouts. But then again, it's hard to push myself as hard in training solo as I can with a group.
So...group or solo?