Hi, all, I’ve been doing structured training for about 8 months and am a beginner (128 lb female, 22yo with FTP 158). I know my FTP is really low which is why I’m doing the high volume plan to try to improve.
The last three days I’ve done Tallac +3, Fletcher, and Buchanan. I know that for most people these three in a row wouldn’t be that exhausting but for me my legs feel pretty tired. I could force myself to do Ditchling Beacon which my plan has scheduled for me but my gut tells me I’d be better off doing something easier. I have a fairly hard ride with a friend coming up on Sunday and then a hard group ride on Monday and don’t want to be burned out by then. I don’t want to take the day off since I still want to burn calories or do a true recovery workout for the same reason. Would medium-length endurance rides like Andrews or Fletcher help me avoid overreaching? Also, should I alternatively just keep doing the harder rides as long as I can so that I keep improving? Thanks.