Let me start with my calendar so you can get an idea of what I’ve been doing: https://www.trainerroad.com/career/cleanneon98/calendar
Short story is I started SSB1 LV on 1/1/19, then dove right into SSB2 LV, then right into General Build LV for 4-5 weeks before I transitioned to all outdoor. LV was a bit too low for me so I added some endurance rides 2 days a week to get the volume of Mid Volume without the added intensity. Since I got outside I have ridden consistently 5 days a week, no rest weeks, no off weeks, and I’ve not really dialed down the intensity because I’ve been so happy with my results from TR that I don’t want to slow down.
However I’m starting to feel tired. My legs feel stiff, harder to sustain efforts, I went for a few Strava segments yesterday and cut the efforts short just because I felt myself struggling to hold my usual power. I think safe to say that I’ve overreached at this point and need a break but I have not had an off week so just a few questions.
- Should I not ride at all for a week?
- Should I do a few super easy rides like Pettit this week just to keep moving?
- Is this week off a good time to try and lose weight by doing some intermittent fasting or is this going to hurt my recovery?
The plan after this week is to get back outside with the same intensity I had before, ride for another 6-8 weeks outdoors because I still want to do a few big rides this fall before it gets cold, then planning to do a taper week and dive back into indoor only sometime in December. Any advice appreciated, even if its not something I asked I welcome feedback from the people here who are likely all far more knowledgeable than myself.