this sounds like a dumb question, but its just the replies i would like to hear and then decide on my own.
as an average cyclist, a 55 year old cat 2, knowing i'm not moving up the ladder, but maintaining is my main goal. its tough going against the 20-30-40 year olds, but so far so good.
and as one that has been exercising for 50 years, mainly gymnastic movements, with some upperbody weights, i came across this thought.
if you do a very hard training session with weights for the chest, they (experts )say rest 3-4 days then do it again. same with a deadlift or squat workout. so if you have your base built up, of 6-7 days a week training in base mode, doning months of this , whay cant you hammer a 3-4 hour team ride rest a few days and then do it again. doing 2-3 of these rides a week??
hammer 4 hours on sunday.
ride an ez hour on monday
take tues and wed off
hammer 3 hours thursday
off friday ride ez for an hour sat the repeat.