IanB wrote:At the height of the MTB Enduro season in the UK last summer I did 5 semi-competitive off-road events, averaging 75 miles each in a period of 3 weeks (with about 8000m of climbing).
Woah, dude! 8000 meters of climbing? I hope that's all 5 rides, not per ride. Plus on MTB makes it much tougher. Hats off to you.
I could almost rephrase the question to how many hours of training because the reality is climbing makes rides MUCH harder. 2 hrs in the flats compared to 2hrs in the mountains? No comparison!
My max mileage for a week was when I did the 600km qualifying brevet for BMB, I did 830km (520miles) that week. That was with 20k feet of climbing btw.