So I never have any problem completing distances, but I'm slow. I've not gotten any faster since I started riding because I didn't care to. But I went to sign up for a 125 ride and realized I likely wouldn't finish in the 10 hour limit for the ride. I average 10 MPH including stops. My speedometer says I average around 13 MPH moving speed.
So what's the best strategy to get faster over distances? I have a 17 mile ride I manage to fit in before work in the mornings.. should I work on getting faster on that ride and will it naturally translate into the longer rides? Or do I need to start pushing myself on my longer rides (toward the end I'm assuming)?
I'm fine for short bursts of a couple of miles or so, but after that my cardio won't keep up. Thoughts?
Mods, if this should be in Training and Nutrition please move it. I really wasn't sure which section it worked best in, since I was aming to improve time on 100 mile plus distances.