Hi, so I'm thinking of getting myself and Alli to some endurance competitions and was wondering what kind of times different levels of competition are run at.
Naturally I'm going to start with some fun rides before I take the leap into competitive, but endurance fitness needs building up so I want to know what kind of times to be aiming for. What times are you getting in the shorter races, like 16, 20 and 32km (10, 12 and 20 miles)? What kind of pace is this going at?
I am a total newbie to endurance, but it sounds like me and Alli could be really good at it. She never tires and I love being in the saddle! Where I am, its nearly all road work so how can I fitten Alli so she can trot/canter long distances, when all I can do is ride roads, without causing injury to her? So far the furthest we've been is 7miles (I know, I know we're not going not that far yet ) and we did it easily in 1hr 15- probs 50-60% of the distance walking, hardly pushing for a fast ride at all. She was hardly tired at all by the end and I reccon we could do it in 50ish mins if we trot all the places we can.
So, yeah. Fittening tips and what times should I be aiming for?