trailgumby wrote:I dismissed this "training stuff" as far too serious when I first started cycle commuting and ended up almost burying myself in overtraining induced fatigue. I've since found how important recovery is and that less can indeed be more.
i commute daily 10 km each direction. i have a decent crack at it, to get the most out of the 10 km, but it's not a lot. on top of that, i do a 2 and a 3-4 hour session every week when i commute to and play a basketball match. it's enough exercise to keep me in decent shape, but it's not much compared to when i used to race - albeit i was much younger then.
i'd be interested in that article about the training plan, as i'm planning to do the 100km otway odyssey this year (i dipped out last year).