Hi all, currently doing LV general build plus following a running plan with 3 runs a week (so one rest day a week). After plateu in FTP for last 9 months or so, started to see some gains (introducing Rattlesnake as my V02 workout of choice I think has been difference (thanks Doughnut), but that’s another thread!).
However on week 7 and wheels starting to come very loose if not totally off and SO looking forward to the recovery week next week…so with that in mind - can you go TOO easy on a rest week? I planned on not even following the week 8 (recovery week) rides, just maybe going for 1-2 easy hour rides outside with my boys (ages 11 and 8 so NOT hard!) and 1-2 gentle 45 mins runs.
This would be significantly lower TSS than normal (as expected), but also quite a bit lower than week 8 of the plan - would this have an impact…or just stuff TSS (and related CTL) and soak up the rest and recovery!!!
Just thinking one VERY easy week in every 4 would make it very hard to grow CTL over time?