I've been commuting to work a few times a week. The distance to work is 42.5 miles and relatively hilly (3 major climbs at least). I'm really trying to get up my strength for a full week of commutes to and from but since it's been cold, it seems that I'm struggling. My strength is zapped the next day - which never happened in the warmer months.
Does this seem right?
Right now I'm riding 3 - 4 times a week which includes a long ride with my local group (60+ miles).
Like I said though, I never felt this way when it was warmer.
How can I prepare for a full week which will be around 425 miles if I can't even do this?