well commute 7 miles each way with one half decent hill on the route, but i'd rather not call it training, sounds a bit serious that.
Who goes for a training ride before work in the morning?
Has a chapter on training for commuters. Intervals are your friend (not really). It does include a day off though. And a club ride too.
I treat my commute as a "Training Ride" but I can only really do it twice a week, working it in around family commitments and needing to be in certain places by certain times, and on the days I do cycle I've got to be out the door by 06:30 at the latest to make it into work at a sensible time...
My Commute is ~50-60 mins each way so that's probably only about 3.5 hrs riding during the week but it is something, plus any weekend or evening miles I might get in, other commitments allowing...
I suppose I could get up really early (05:00-ish) and do a local loop or something, by the time I've gotten back home, had a shower, got changed, sorted out the kids etc I'd probably be running late and be utterly bolloxed for the day...
I commute 20 miles each way pretty much every day in summer but down to 3 days on average in winter. I take it fairly easy most mornings but put in a fair shift on the ride home which is usually into a headwind. If its not too windy ill throw in some intervals over the moor. But I use traffic light starts for intervals too.
I'm now commuting 15 miles each way every day. Around fifty minutes to an hour depending on how arsed I can be. This morning was a slow one but yesterday was full on. I am really, really enjoying it and the big suprise for me is that it's not a slog at all and sets me up for the day, lots more energy when I arrive. Also the benefit of not having to stand next to weird people on the tube cannot be overstated.
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