I’m starting a new job April 1st, it’s a 25-30 km ride each way and pancake flat. Right now I’m only riding around town and delivering the kids, which is about 40 TSS each week, I don’t take into account at all.
But my plan (if we can figure it out with the kids etc) is to commute an average of four times each week. Riding that in zone 2 will be about 338 TSS (65 % IF), or 200 TSS riding it as active recovery (50 % IF).
The thing is that I don’t want to ride eight hours each week in zone 1, that is going to be mindnumbingly boring.
Would it be fine to do my Tuesday and Thursday workout (I’m doing General Build Mid Volume atm, and doing Rolling Road Race High Volume afterwards) on the way back on those days with zone 1 going to work, and drop the 1/2 zone 2 rides on Wednesday/Friday since I’ll be riding that as the commute?
Some quick napkin math says this would add about 100 TSS more each week for the build, and about 70 for the speciality since it already has two zone 2 rides, but the Tuesday and Thursday workouts don’t have a zone 2 component I could scrap.
Would that be too much or does anyone have an other good idea how I could plan this?