I’m 39, and I haven’t seen a heart rate in the 180s since January, 2018. I hit 176 earlier this month 3/2/19 during Huxley. I suspect fatigue and stress (off the bike) may be playing a factor. I have been carrying about 600-800tss/week, which is down from last year. That said, I did absolutely 0 training or racing before January 2019, so it’s definitely different TSS.
Thoughts on a best course of action? I don’t want to be wasting my training by not going hard enough. I’ve been trying to go really easy on days when I’m not going really hard. Do I need a day or 2 of total rest (and not riding taku-1/dans)?