It shouldn't matter when you revv up your metabolism. It doesn't have to be first thing in the morning. However, riding twice a day will keep your metabolism high. Aerobic efforts keep the metabolism going for 8 hours at a time.thenazz said:The main reason would be to drop 5 or 6 lbs and I thought by reving up my metabolic rate first thing in the morning that would help.
I'm no coach, but I would say there is no such thing as an "easy 2-hour recovery ride", unless you plan on starting the Tour de France.dawgcatching said:I have a hour and ten minute commute both to and from work via road bike at a decent pace. I try to make it 3 times per week. Should I save the bike commuting for those days when I am recovering from a hard ride, which would be the eqiuvalent of getting an easy 2-hour recovery ride in?
No such thing? Beg to differ. You can go out and spin easy for 2 hours, and that's a 2 hour recovery ride. Simple as that.sianne said:I'm no coach, but I would say there is no such thing as an "easy 2-hour recovery ride", unless you plan on starting the Tour de France.
If you have a coach, ask him/her. If not, if you race... get one.
Are you talking about 2-hour recovery rides, or an easy hour out and back commute as a substitute?CC09 said:if you build them into your training scheduale then they should be no problem. I wouldn't reccomend doing them for more than a week or so, however.
I agree. Two times a day is still two times a day. If you are riding to enjoy it, you will see improvements no matter what...don't kill yourself over it.venus said:I have years of experience w/ split daily training as a bodybuilder. I can tell you if you double it up it works. Recovery is necessary as is intense muscle stress. If you play it where you warm up, do the ride, cool down, eat, rest & do it again it is effective.
I say cruise to work & rip it home with some excellent nutrition in between. Who wants a sweat bomb at work anyway.