I would love to tell you that I have time in my schedule for various workouts – but I have to be honest; my bike commute is my workout. Perhaps it is the same for you.
There is a wonderful post over at Zen Habits encouraging runners to mix up their workouts a bit. This post could easily translate to an article about cycling with little effort. I encourage you to read the original post but here is a condensed version for you:
“After a month or so of doing one type of workout, you body will adapt and you’ll no longer be getting the same kind of benefits from that workout. You need to change things up every 3-4 weeks ” and if you do, you’ll most likely see continued improvements.”
The post continues with 10 different workouts to try (Fartlek – hehehe) that you can easily adapt for cycling. I know that the whole reason of your commute is to get to work, but there should be a couple ideas here that might challenge you and make the ride to and from the job more interesting.
If you already vary your commute, what are some of the different methods you use?