My wife & I are trying the one car thing. There have been many upsides, but there are some major challenges when it comes to training.
First, commuting fifty miles a week is not hard but I’ve found it taxes my ability to run & work hard on strength workouts, and while it’s exercise the specificity is poor. Certainly if I was already an aerobic hero, ten miles a day would be a rounding error, but I’m not quite there yet.
Second, many mountainous trails are a short twenty or thirty minute drive away, but a harrowing two hour bike ride up narrow canyon roads.
I am just wondering if other folks have much luck training hard without depending on an automobile, and how they do it. (The lucky folks who have a hundred miles of trail literally at their doorstep excepted) I have thought some of this might be aided by an electric-assist bike, letting the rider get in a light recovery session while also covering twenty miles. But it’s not perfect.