I'm aiming at a double century (with dreams of several this year)
I'm doing a sorta-kinda Time Crunched Training Program as it fits my schedule, which is a daily bike commute, intervals of pain tues and Thurs mornings and then weekend rides.
This semester for the first time in forever I don't have early classes on Tues and Thurs. So far I've been able to drag myself out of bed and do intervals that start in the dark on those days.
They hurt. It's harder to crank in the dark, and on the cold mornings than it is later in that day. I have two routes, one flat and the other sightly uphill. I don't know why, but on the flat one it is harder for me to produce watts or keep my heart rate up.
I just hope I can stay focused and not bail out.