my local club races are usually 30 miles for the Cat 5 group. Cat 4 jumps up to 36 or 42 miles.
So far, 8 races in, i find that i'm just not as fresh for the final sprint as i want to be. I'm finishing 4th and 5th.
my usual morning training rides during the week are 18-24 miles, depending on how much time i have.
Should i focus on going for longer rides when training (at the same intensity) to build endurance, or is there a better way?