Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
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I do at least one, often two days per week of intense intervals. These typically occur on days when my time is limited.
Recovery rides for me only occur when I've pushed beyond my ability to fully recover within 24 hours. This does not happen on all interval days. I wish I knew what made the difference with some level of specificity, despite knowing I won't do the record keeping and investigation to find out. Generally, recovery rides are based on time in the saddle. I try to keep them under two hours and just spin while avoiding hard climbs.
My daily commutes are never aimed at training. Most people would call them leisurely, recovery type rides. So, I don't count them in terms of maintaining or improving on getting stronger, faster, or being able to go longer.
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright
Favorite rides in the stable: Indy Fab CJ Ti - Colnago MXL - S-Works Roubaix - Habanero Team Issue - Jamis Eclipse carbon/831