I started with Trainerroad at the beginning of August 2019 for triathlon training. I actually made a lot of gains during the first half-year and even went above 4.0 W/KG (see chart). No with corona, as for everybody, all my triathlon races are postponed and I tried to take it easy the last two weeks, but I suddenly felt really off on the bike and during my runs during these weeks.
So today I decided to take another ramp test to confirm my feelings and indeed my FTP went down from 264 (4.2W/KG) tot 243 (3.95W/KG) in only three weeks. I did do around 3 to 4 hours of training during these easy weeks, but I’m still perplexed by how much I lost.
Is it normal to lose this amount of performance during rest weeks or is something else going on? Overtraining? Or am I overthinking this?