I’m on my last week of general build low volume before rest week. When I started the final half of the build plan 3 weeks ago, I was able to push my HR on Dade+1 to 170BPM (181 max HR). I had Matthes +1 last week and it was pretty rough, had to backpedal a few times on the last interval, but I was able to complete it. But today, on Kaiser +1, I could only get my HR up to 160BPM and had to dial back the intensity to 95%.
Is this a sign that I’m overdoing it? I’ve been doing strength training twice a week and also add on about 2-3 hours of endurance rides to supplement the training. To be honest, I’ve been feeling pretty ragged at the end of last week and I really didn’t want to be on the bike; I had to drag myself through San Joaquin +3 two days ago.
The thing that bothers me is the heart rate. On today’s workout, I felt like I couldn’t get enough air in my lungs and it kind of freaked me out a bit, but when I look at the screen it shows my HR is only 150-160. Any advice is appreciated.