A short back story: the past two years I have been a Sports Director at a YMCA, which meant all of my Saturdays were spoken for and most evenings. As a result I was unable to join in pretty much any group rides in my area. I got used to riding solo and started using trainer road about a month or two ago when outdoor work outs came around.
I Start a new job in two weeks which will free up the group ride times. How do you balance structured training with community/group rides?
Currently I’m just doing low volume plans: 3 rides about 3-5 hours a week. There are 3 group rides through out the week I could be a part of. Currently I’m thinking I will keep all 3 work outs, ride easy with the B group 2 days and on Saturdays try and hit it hard with the A group?
I live in central Florida and despite wanting to race, the race options around me are pretty minimal as far as I can tell. So for the most part I am just training for fitness and to be a part of community.