I’m focused on Road Racing and with today being the 1st day of summer the local bunch rides are starting on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
Was a couple of weeks into Build but was already substituting in a Saturday Bunch Ride which was approx. 3 and 1/2 hours of which most of it was endurance / tempo with a bit of threshold and VO2 Max.
My question is what are the views on the benefits of riding bunches Tuesday and/or Thursday (and Saturday?) which will be mostly tempo, threshold and VO2 instead of (or complementary to) a structured plan. Can you try to mix / match? If so, what characteristics do you need to consider to choose sessions?