27 Apr Make a ride to work part of your schedule – An easily adaptable set.
Back from training camp and a rest day in the back so it time to go to work. Riding to work is an easy session to fit in as you are out of the car and generally we have to get to an office anyway. Personally I like to give these rides a focus. My advice, first pick a day when you know there is generally less traffic and use a route you know reasonable well.
I then have a short plan of what I am going to do in my head, intervals are great for this kind of commute. You know when you can push it and you know when you will need to back off as the traffic builds and there are junctions. If you push hard on the intervals going into the office try and mix it up on the way home with more even pacing but working on leg technique, spin the legs up in a lower gear or work on pulling up with the hip flexors and hamstrings to give more even power during each revolution of the pedals.