Curious how other people would play this out. I live in Minnesota. It has been just brutally cold the last couple weeks, plus I was on call last weekend, so I haven’t ridden outside in almost 2 weeks. I’m happy riding into single digits Fahrenheit, and have two studded winter bikes.
I started the TOS as early as I could (Saturday), doing it at 100%. I figured this way I could maybe build in a rest day if needed. Now it is looking like next weekend will be super nice here, in the 20’s F (perfect for winter riding). So, I could 1) finish the TOS on Friday and plan to ride outside both days on the weekend, but I will be cooked, I know it. Or I could 2) take a rest day on Thursday (when I am on call anyway) after Norway on Wednesday (when I know I will be shattered) and finish up on Saturday. Or I could 3) take a rest day before Norway, so that I could really hammer it. So, finish the TOS early Saturday am, hike with the dogs Saturday afternoon for recovery, and get in a long outdoor ride Sunday.