I'm posting in this forum because my main goal is PBP and I like doing 200 km+ rides.
I've got two questions about training:
I've been cycling a lot this year (I think I've got about 18,000 km for the year), I was in a decent shape until about november, I started decreasing the mileage around there (doing about 200 km a week including commuting), and now I'm in a terrible shape! On the last two rides I did (one two weeks ago and one today) I was really struggling on the hills, much more than usual. Is it possible to get out of shape so quickly, or is it that I over-did it this year? And how do I get back in shape? I wanted to start interval training in january but considering how unfit I am right now, it might be useless!
And my other question: how do you train for long distance events with limited free time? I'm started to think that it's going to be difficult dealing with PBP training, work and boyfriend all in the same time!
By the way, happy new year to all of you!