I say that now, but the temptation to pour on the mileage is strong. From experience I've learned that it's best for me if I increase volume gradually week over week.. and beginning with this week, I've got about 100 miles logged, which includes a one hour Spinning class that I teach every Saturday morning. In a few weeks I'll also begin teaching a Tuesday night class. My plan for the next three months:
-Mondays 60-90 minutes recovery/endurance riding plus some weightlifting.
-Tuesdays 60-90 minutes with 20-30 minutes of specific high-end drills, Spinning class in the evening followed by some [upper body] weightlifting.
-Wednesdays a longer 150-200 minutes endurance ride with 30-40 minutes of tempo
-Thursdays 60-90 minutes with 20-30 minutes of specific high end drills
-Fridays either 60-90 minutes recovery/endurance, some fun riding with my son, or even a day off is fine and dandy.
-Saturdays Spinning class in the morning followed by some weightlifting
-Sundays another long 3-4 hour ride with a variety of intensities as the mood strikes or the terrain dictates.
It's a rough outline, not too different from what I've been doing for a few years. I'll be keeping a close eye on CTL and gradually work my way up towards 100/day by early April.
Now that I've put this out there, I own it and will make it happen. Success is easier when you at least know what you want to do.