I'd like to do an 80 mile event 3 weeks from now.
I ride 30 on the weekends and one or two 20 milers during the week. I feel that due to winter I'm not in that great of a position and my 35 miles of keeping up with the weekend groups pace leaves me drained. I've been doing some trainer rides, and more weight work now.
Summer sees me at 100 mi/week or more and I felt good at 50 mile Sat rides this past summer.
Q: What should I do to ramp up to an 80 mile event three weeks from now?
I don't want to over-do it but I know mentally I'll push myself to finish if possible. I need to do some LSD rides and take care to not chase or increase the tempo uselessly like I do on my group rides.
Q: How should I structure my time starting now? Ride 4 steady days and one long day? Two long days 3 recovery days? Add 10 miles every 3rd day? etc?