Starting to ride, building up for touring and staying in shape?
This may be a really wide open discussion topic but I am curious as to how I should plan my rides. I am looking to get in to some touring this year (multi-day trips, mostly camping at night). I don't have any target mileage/day to build up to, but I want to get in good shape to tackle a good trip and not have the stamina to keep going.
Right now my plan is to ride between 5 and 10 miles every night. At 5 miles I don't feel that I am worked too much. At 10 miles I can really feel the ride and feel that I am exercising. So I guess I'm not sure where I should balance the miles? I don't think I can hold 10 miles every night yet. Would it be best to break up the miles? A long day, short day, long day etc, or find a mileage in between?