Yup, this is it for me too. Plus, sometimes just getting on the bike feels hard, that doesn’t mean that it needs to suddenly make the next week easier… I’m not training for fun, I’m sure as sh*t not expecting it to be enjoyable.
This was why I gave up on Adaptive Training during my last block. It was insistent on reducing my output / progression when I knew that I could (and did) do more. I’ve got it back on now, and it’s already trying to make my sessions easier… despite the fact that it’s started me at level 1.0 for most things (due to the over the top decay they have coded in).
I’ve gotten to the point where I feel that if I use Adaptive Training I need to lie in my survey responses. For me now “very hard” doesn’t exist, and “All Out” is for when I feel like I failed a session (no matter what the app thinks).