Sometimes you will have more than one ride listed on a single day in your training plan. These days will typically occur on a weekend when you (in theory) have more time to train.
Am I supposed to do both rides?
Yes, the goal of the plan is that you will do both of the scheduled rides. This is one of the ways in which we help you build endurance and become a stronger cyclist!
Should I take a break between the rides?
Unless otherwise noted, the rides should be done back-to-back. A short nature break or a break to fill water bottles is fine but in order to build endurance, you need to do the rides with as short of a break as possible. So, it's not in your best interest to do one in the morning and one in the evening.
What does "reduced intensity" mean?
Some of the rides may have a note that tells you to reduce the intensity to a certain percentage. This is very important! Trying to do some workouts back-to-back at 100% intensity will be tough, so be sure to reduce the intensity as instructed so that you get the right training stimulus. For more information on how to spot reduced-intensity workouts in your training plan, please be sure to check out this link: Reduced Intensity Workouts.