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How about a little of both?
If you’re riding nearly every other day, you’ll want a variety of workouts to avoid overdoing it. A simple plan would be to do a long ride every other time, and do a speed or hill repeat workout the other times. Also, I’m a big proponent of running as a way to build fitness and strength, but I realize not everyone can do this.
I’m gonna totally butcher trying to quote you. I can’t figure out how to reply with quotes on this forum.
I’m glad you mention running, since I need to work on it. One of my main issues over the winter was plantar Fasciitis and I am now just able to run a mile or so with no pain. My last workout I rode 2 mi warmup on road bike then 1 mi run then 6 mile back on bike finished up with a few 80-100 ft climbs on a hill near my house. The following day I rode MB about 7 miles on local trails which was a mistake cuz legs were kinda tired, but the weather broke and I haven’t been on the trails, I was itchin to get out.
sooo, I am okay with mixing in running I just have to adhere to the 10% a week thing. I can probably push up to 2 miles a bit quicker but after that I need to watch it.