Is it worth it to add a lunchtime ride?
Once the temp gets another 5 degrees F higher, I will be out every morning extending my commute to a 30 to 40 mile ride. It's five miles to get back home at night with no time to take longer, which I usually take easy in zone 2 and do fast spins or one-legged drills for technique. Weekends will be group rides.
Would adding a lunchtime ride help? I don't want additional stressful intervals, because they will be done in the mornings. I'm thinking Z2 for 45 minutes.
Also, have any of you had any luck organizing a regular lunch run with others around town? Any advice there?