Since, I started cycling with groups and solo, I've aimed for miles. If planning to participate in an event, one aims upward of so many miles per week, until the week before the event, and you know you can go the distance, which you've done in that week. Most group events cover a certain number of miles, be it 20, 30, 50, to 100 in a days time. That's road riding. It can be the same for mountain biking, if participating in an event. I just like to try to better my time in road riding, as I have a certain goal in mind to achieve for myself. I'm not a fast rider, but I'd like to be a better rider.
I hope this has helped. But if you only have a certain amount of time, work within that framework.
| Pounds lost: 15.0