I’ve been contemplating going down from mid volume to low volume after feeling tired and unable to complete workouts that I’ve done before.
I completed ssbmv1 fine but with virtual power. I then sold my bike and got a new bike and power pedals. After a week without a bike I retested for new ftp and accepted the lower number and just kept on with week 4 of ssbmv2. I was having a lot of trouble completing the workouts in that week so I decided to go back and start at week 2 of ssbmv2. Even at that week I felt that the workouts were getting too hard to complete. I am now back at week 4 of ssbmv2 and feel like I need to do less workouts a week in order to recover.
I try to sleep at 10pm and wake up at 4:30. My job has me driving a truck for 100+ miles a day and lifting 70-90 pound boxes when I’m not driving, also pushing around 2,000+ pounds on a pallet jack. I try to have a regular lunch from time to time but always end up eating cereal in the morning and then eating lunch around 3pm. I get on the trainer around 5pm and have dinner right after that.
Should I keep suffering and needing to lower the intensity at the end of all workouts? Or switch to low volume and do group rides when possible?