Training well vs mileage accumulation
This year so far I've had a 'good' year on the bike, the purchase of a winter machine and good clothing meant I was able to ride through the nastier months so I've managed to get a nice amount of miles in the legs, 2200 so far
However, I now feel that I'm not really getting anywhere, my average speeds seem to be down from previous (unfitter) years and over the past week I've really noticed my legs have been secretly filled with lead.
I commute 10 miles each way to work on rural roads and at least twice a week take the 30 mile route home, weekend rides are aiming to be above the 60 mile mark.
My goals for the year are to complete 100 miles in 5h30 and also take part in several race events. I'm also hoping to ride 1000 miles in each of Jun/Jul/Aug/Sep.
Should I cut the mileage back and concentrate on interval training which will hopefully increase my speed or A.N.Other?