I'm doing London to Paris (280 miles) in 24 hours in July. I'll also be doing some long MTB events, Kielder if it's on, maybe a 12 hour race, that sort of thing. I'm used to riding 100 - 150 miles occasionally but I'm not very quick. I'm contemplating how to make the most of my riding time to get quicker and maximise my endurance.
I commute a fairly hilly 50 mile round trip commute 2 or 3 times a week and get a weekend ride in when I can. The weekend ride would be anything from 50 to 150 miles (more often at the lower end of that range!).
If I commute 3 times a week (which is my aim, just not always possible) then I'm pretty tired at the end of the week. I'm not blasting every commute but do try to mix it up a bit based on how I feel and what I've got planned for the weekend. No real structure though.
I have rollers which I use if I'm only doing 2x commutes to get an extra ride in the week or sometimes at the weekend.
The problem is, although I'm riding a fair amount, I have no real plan or schedule and don't do any sort of interval training which I am sure would be good if I could get them in to my commute without completely knackering myself.
Whaddya reckon folks? What do other folks do preparing for long events?