So this is my third year of riding in Ultra Races, these are the only events I have ever ridden and I am clear that I am still a novice. Each season I have improved my performance by simple metrics but am still doing what I do, slowly. Basically I train the same way I ride in events, long and slow and usually ride 3 days/week, plus one day of yoga and some resistance. I have some questions:
-Should I be inserting fast rides in my schedule, taking some short days to ride fast?
-What about intervals?
-Is it better to ride longer on three days a week, or to ride daily shorter rides?
My focus is for the moment on the shorter Ultras: Double Centuries, 12hour and 24 hour races. But I want to be riding races in the 400-600 mile range in 2013.
I am asking some specific questions, but would welcome any advice.