I’ve completed SSB1 MV effortlessly and up to week 4.5 of SSB2 MV.
However, I do this alongside a high intensity career with extreme discipline and sometimes a lot of work stress. I work 10h a day, wake up 630, work till 15:00, cycle at 16:00, eat 18:00, work some more. Go to bed 20:30 watch something meditate, sleep 21;30 rinse repeat.
I use sleep cycle to discover patterns. So far, work stress and alcohol have a negative impact, and working later than 20:30.
Last week Monday (4 of SSB 2 MV at FTP 208) I finished vo2 (Mills) in the morning around 8:00. Felt super easy, like everything before. Had to travel for work, got back late, was stressed, slept short. I thought: no big deal, it’s resting day training only on Tuesday (Pettit). Had to force myself, because I was a bit tired. Not extremely, but motivation was needed. Pettit was fine obviously. Also finished Darwin next day (Threshold). Very hard (threshold is typically harder for me than VO2 or SSB).
But then Friday I felt a little bit feverish. Thursday was extremely stressful at work, so I woke up later than usually and had to push myself to the office. I thought: fine, resting day. Sleep well, Mary Austin Saturday. But I had three drinks and I was exhausted.
Slept really well felt fit Saturday, but then, dropped at the end of the later two Mary Austin intervals. Felt my stomach a bit as when fever when belly breathing. Sunday, finished SSB Tallac +3.
Then, today, dropped 3rd and 5th 3 min vo2 (120%) in Spencer +2 at the midway of the interval. I felt more anxiety, because I failed last weekend on Mary Austin. TrainerRoad learned me you can persevere mentally (perceived mental exhaustion), but I felt like: you suck you didn’t finish Mary Austin.
What’s going on? Is it feverish? Work stress? Sleep quality? Mental?
I have a hard time figuring this out…