I have completed sweet spot base 2- low volume and currently on the last day of the recovery week. I followed Hunter Allen’s advice on recovery week which is to take 3 days off the bike. My TSS for each week during SSB low volume 2 is 547,579,679,685 and 743 respectively and the TSS for the recovery week is 187. I started the recovery week with 2 days off the bike and I started to feel fresh initially but then I started to feel tired overall. For instance, today I did a 1 hour zwift group ride(B pace) and my average heartrate was 131bpm. My HR during zone 2 and tempo today was mostly around 125- 140 overall when it usually was between 130 and 150bpm. I really felt like closing my eyes during the ride.
FYI, my max HR is 206bpm.
Comparing my recovery week after SSB LV 1, it was 8 hours long and had a TSS of 328. I didn’t feel this tired during the recovery week last time.
Is it ok to feel this tired during a recovery week? I sleep 8 to 10 hours, don’t drink alcohol and only have a treat meal once a week(even during recovery weeks). In today’s ride, my HR at zone 2 has reduced. Is it because am I tired?
Edit: I felt more fresh during the last week of SSB LV 2 compared to the recovery week and I get on the bike 6 times a week(except this recovery week) and have one rest day