kinda feel like a loser, or at the very least I’m going backwards. Thoughts?
Let me fix that for you.
Going backwards = skipping workouts (unless you physically, mentally, life-stuff need to)
Losing = giving up (quitting training entirely)
You got on the bike and started a workout. You stuck it out to the end, even if you dialed the last interval down a bit. That’s winning the consistently get on the bike battle and winning the push yourself through the workout battle.
How many times have we heard on the podcast that training consistently is the most significant predictor of improvement? I’ve run out of fingers and I use the abacus hands trick when I count.