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Two-A-Days: intervals then group ride

Old 05-31-07, 06:08 AM
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Two-A-Days: intervals then group ride

Today I want to do my 1-minute interval workout, but I'd also like to do the group ride in the evening, because I enjoy it. Does anybody do two-a-days like this? The group ride is a moderate paced tempo ride, not a tough workout, but with a few short hard efforts from time to time.

I figure I'd be fine to go out and do my hard, hour-long interval workout sometime today and still do the group ride tonight.

Or I guess I could string them together. That is, do the interval workout on the way to the group ride.

Any suggestions on which would be preferred? Or if this is a less than optimal idea...
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If you eat well and can grab a nap during the day, it would be ideal. Just read your body and if you overcooked yourself earlier, then maybe spin lightly in the evening or take a night off.
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Old 05-31-07, 07:33 AM
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I don't think it would make much difference as a one off. On a regular basis it depends what your training program says, if you have a coach see what he/she says. Although if you're doing your intervals correctly you shouldn't be able to walk after that
Think about correct refueling / resting between.
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Just do them both. No biggie. If you have sore legs for the group ride great. Cycling is pain and suffering. It will only make you stronger.
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Training is for wussy.

Two-a-days is for super-wussy.

I had some of my best running-racing results after a summer of two-a-days. One day of it isn't going to make or break you.
"The only good race pace is suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die."
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Last month, I was doing 15min warmup, 2x20min at Threshold, 3 hour group ride, then 30mins tempo on the weekend. It was a great workout. I'd recommend doing it together.
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I agree to split the day if you can take a nap and recover properly. If not, then do the 1' efforts during the hour before the group meets and then straight into a good paceline with the boys. Never be afraid to experiment.
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