I went back to training twice a week. I feel it was correct choice. Most training instructions tell you should train at least three times a week. I had that opinion earlier but now I feel two times a week is enough. It probably depends on how hard you go when you train. I feel I can train harder when I train only twice a week. More you train easier you have train to recover from your training. I recovered from training three times a week but I was tired most of the time.
When training twice a week I can go harder. I can use bigger gear and go faster. I don’t attempt good average speeds. It is pointless to try to get your best average speeds. On mountain biking it depends on where you ride and on urban roads it depends on traffic lights and other traffic. It also makes you ride too hard on easy parts. I don’t care about average speeds but my heart rate monitor shows when I have new record average speed. Getting back to training twice a week has given me new average speed records.
I probably get back to train three times a week next summer when weather gets better. But it is good to know I don’t have to train that often to get results. This probably depends on how hard you can train. If you can’t train hard enough twice a week is not enough.