In the GranFondo plans, there are several weekends that call for rides greater in duration than 3 hrs in Zone 2 (Endurance pace).
Looking for some great minds to argue the impacts of the following:
- Taking a coffee break in the middle of the ride.
- How to approach hills where the gradient warrants more power than zone 2.
- If my schedule needs to split the ride into morning/evening sessions - what is the two part equivalent to a 4 hr ride?
- If I break a 3 hr ride into Inspiration videos that are 1 hour each (but IF at ~.65) - does it matter that each of these has a warmup/cooldown - is that changing the impact?