Easy pace or 'pushing it'?
I'm wondering what people in this forum feel about the speed issue on commuting.
I'm noticing that if I leave anywhere too close to 'just in time' I don't enjoy the ride. Yes, it probably increases my fitness and ability to ride farther at a faster pace, but it also increases my stress, as my job requires that I clock in by the start of my shift.
I enjoy the commute much more when I allow sufficient time to ride as I feel, which can be as fast or as slow as I want at ~6 AM on the dark empty MUP and residential streets that make up the short 3.5 mile commute.