Join Date: Jan 2005
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Originally Posted by wickedxawesome
it is usually slow paced and i take it easy, just my main question was if i should wait longer (by riding earlier) and then commute.
If this routine hasn't killed you yet, it probably won't.
As a fellow second-shifter, I do the exact same thing as you--a long ride in the morning/early afternoon, then a piddly four mile commute to work. I do the commute slowly if I'm tired, but often I'm running late and I have to hammer it out--even when I'm already tired. This hasn't killed me yet, and I doubt if it ever will. BTW, my 4 mile commute home at 11:30 PM is always a time trial, rode flat out for a personal best every night.
What are you riding for? For me, one reason is to have the strength and endurance to lead a healthy active life. That means being able to ride when I want
to ride, not when some training guru tells me I should
ride. Just pay attention to your body and give life your maximum effort.