i have had a couple of years of good training and this year has been very good. CTL of 55-60 most of the year with a slump in Aug/Sept as holidays and other things kick in. From the beginning of October I have had 8 weeks of very solid base training and CTL has gone from 47 to 61.
However I cannot complete almost any threshold type interval - i,e last night 5 * 5mins @ 102% with 1 min rest should have been quite manageable. The first 3 were OK, struh=ggled at the end of the 4th and the 5th was pathetic. Ground to a halt about 5 times… Other workouts are similar. 4 months ago I would have relished this type of session.
I could be over or undertrained, unwell or my mindset isn’t right.
I doubt I am under-trained, I don’t think I am unwell but I am depressive and feeling quite stressed generally. However I do feel fit if rather tired. I am 61 so perhaps I am starting to need more recovery generally.
Is it just the base that is doing this to me and would a recovery week assist.