How many of you work a "power ride" into your weekly training schedule? I'm curious as to the effectiveness of having a day where you ride fewer miles but more intensely.
There is a hill in town that is about .7mi long with a gain of 135ft that I do reps on for a power ride. After doing several reps I'll swing down to the main drag and head out of town on a 20mph sprint to finish up the night at 8mi. As the reps go up, so will the mileage. When finished, I feel finished
Also, the "recovery ride". How far do you like to ride for a recovery ride? Same pace? Hills?