I've got a good looking annual plan layed out for the 2006 training season thanks to the help of you guys. For my base period I want to start doing some riding to work, it's a 20mile commute each way which is where the problem is. For the month of February I'm going to be riding about 4-6hrs/week, if I ride to and from work 3 days a week then I'm already at 6hrs of riding. However, since I'm technically only riding 20 miles then after 8 hours I'm riding another 20 miles (about 1hr each way), should I cut that in half training wise since I'm not doing all 2hrs+/- at once? In other words will I be pushing it if I get a ride in on the weekend as well or as long as I keep my rides to work easy should the mileage thing not even be an issue?