Group rides are back in full force in my area and I really want to join in. I haven’t been on a group ride in over a year and I’m desperately missing the social aspect of cycling. I have both my COVID shots and many of the people riding have also had their full vaccinations.
Unfortunately it’s my recovery week and I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to go on the group rides. On the flip side, it will rain all next week so I basically have this short 1 week window to be able to go out.
My TSS last week was 618 and, if I go on the three group rides this week, my TSS will be 480. 2 rides are relatively hard with regroups, 1 is easy pace. I know you generally want to keep your recovery week TSS under 50% of your work weeks, but I feel like I mentally need the outdoor group ride more than the physical recovery…or am I just lying to myself and digging a hole I won’t get out of? What would you do?