Hello all, looking for some advice.
Rolled right through SSB1 mid with one Saturday failure early on but otherwise no issues and great plan adherence. Started SSB2 mid with a 5 watt increase and made it to week 3 before having a HUGE failure yesterday on Carpathian Peak +2… I’m talking half way into the first interval, HR @ 95% of max, pouring sweat, and just couldn’t keep the pedals turning. It was awful and super disheartening after such great execution of the previous 8 weeks of workouts.
Upon reviewing my resting heart rate data from my Garmin watch, I can see that for the last 8 weeks, my resting heart rate has hovered between 46-55 bpm, with some pretty clear correlation to my training and rest days. The graph is pretty much just up and down with relative uniformity and nothing out of the ordinary… until now… I noticed that from Thursday on til today (Sunday) my resting heart rate has been steadily rising and is 62bpm as of today, which is the highest I’ve ever seen it by 7bmp.
So, do I do my normal Sunday workout and see how things go next week or should I take a rest week and revisit week 3 and the rest of SSB2 afterward? I’ve done so well with plan compliance and I’d really like to reap the full benefits possible as I’m preparing for a pretty big race season. The failure on Carpathian Peak +2 was so massive and unexpected, coupled with the heart rate data… has me worried that I may be overdoing and I really would hate to dig myself into a hole when I’m trying to prepare to move into build in just 3 more weeks.
Any advice is greatly appreciated!