Hey all, I just bought my first training plan, 6 weeks till cyclocross. I am focusing on 'cross, and hoping to be at peak fitness in October or so. However, I signed up for a gran fondo in the third week of September. It is a 100 mile gravel ride, with about 9700’ of climbing(!!). My only goal for the fondo is just to finish it feeling good. It’s in my home town and it’s going to be a super fun event. Any tips or warnings about doing that ride in the middle (or at the end) of my training plan for 'cross?
Also: I commute to work on the bike a few days a week; each trip is about 6 miles/25 minutes. Should I try to stay in an easy aerobic zone for my commute, so I don’t interfere with the plan’s workouts? Or just ride normally?
Thanks in advance!