A recent thread describes a successful RAAM racer, Danny Chew. An indication of Danny's devotion to cycling is his extreme lifetime mileage total. Clearly, Danny understands the necessity of riding high mileage to promote the endurance and toughness to race and complete RAAM.
Sometime last year, several Pro-cycling coaches wrote an article stating that there were definite limits to how much "distance cycling" could contribute to a racer's overall fitness for a race of any length. I can't remember the details, but the way I remember it, the coaches thought there wasn't much to gain in riding over 400-500 miles per week. [training-wise]
Can anyone offer their ideas about "ultracycling" training scenarios? How does a current RAAM race contender approach their training mileage requirements? What are the details surrounding a "state of the art" training program to support racing RAAM for a win?
If you had all the resources, what would your "dream training routine" for RAAM look like?