I've been training for an 150mile tour .This will be my 7th one. Even though it's not a race I like to beat my personal best each year.Plus my husband!!
I start training in january indoors.I ride 100/110 miles a week and weight train my legs twice a week.I do this routine every year until spring.
Last year I rode my all time high mileage from April 15 till June 25th I rode 1,551 miles. I tried in the last month of riding to dupicate the 150 mile ride by riding back to back 70's on mon/tues a 30 on wed before work and a 50 or more on thurs.I firgured if i got my body acustumed to riding those miles by the time the ride came it would hopefully be second nature.
I finished 45th out of 538 which was good time but not good enough,and my husband who does weight training but no road riding is starting to close in on me.If he beats me I'll never live it down!!He'll bust my chops for ever. I think I over trained.Can anyone help me with a new aprouch.
When the weather breaks I can only ride mon/tues/thurs/ short ride before work on fri.