Does anyone here do this or do you strictly keep endurance rides, endurance rides? If you mix the two, are you ever doing anaerobic work or do you keep it aerobic (VO2 and below) ?
I’m looking to make my training week(s) a bit more efficient and combine one of my HIT days with a couple hours of endurance riding (e.g. 5-min full gas every 30-min), but I’m not 100% it’s the most effective way to go about things.
I asked Trevor Connor of FastLabs about combining a long endurance ride with some anaerobic work and he said that he’s not a fan of it because the two can cancel each other, but admitted that the research he’s basing his POV on is very dated. He prefers to isolate high-intensity sessions and keep them separate from endurance sessions, however also said that if you’re stuck and must do them in the same session that it’s better than not doing them.
This makes sense if we’re talking mixing anaerobic work with aerobic work because the two are vastly different. However, maybe it’s totally fine so long as the HIT work remains aerobic.