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Location: Crownsville, MD
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From my own experience with using commuting as training, no. You wont be pushing it if you get a ride on the weekends. As long as you get recovery from the weekday commutes. I never commute on Mondays or Fridays. My commute is 22 miles one way. I'm pretty fresh for a 50 miler on saturday or sunday.
If you do it right the splits wont hurt your revcovery. Make one split hard the other easy. And alternate them for max recovery. The way i do it is to have 2 recovery splits between a hard split. IE, 1st ride of the week is hard, the leg home is easy and the next days ride in is easy with the ride home being hard. Then repeat the cycle.
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Last edited by FatguyRacer; 01-25-06 at 08:08 AM.