I'm fairly new to cycling, cycled alot when i was younger and competed severaltimes. I've been doing alot of reading and figured out i should start by buting in the miles before i start doing some advanced training. I'm really enjoying riding longer rides, longest so far was 5days ago when i did 50km. Total distances on my new bike is 300km. Also did a ride yesterday which was 46km in 1hour 51min. I'm thinking how much should i generally increase the distance by week? 10% or 5% or any rule of thumb?
My goals are:
- hitting 1000km before september 3rd (when school starts)
- compete in this seasons cyclocross (my new bike is Specialized Crux)
- Single ride up to a summerhouse my gf's family owns (116km ride) this will probably not happen until next summer since i live in iceland and i'm not looking forward riding long rides in the cold