I am beginning to suspect that I am over trained/fatigued. Recent workouts have felt harder than they usually do even when fueling and sleeping well. I also dont feel like I can dig deep on the harder intervals and my legs are feeling lethargic. I dont think I am doing too much volume as I have been able to comfortably complete similar or more TSS trainerroad plans without feeling like I am digging myself a hole.
Looking back while I have had easier weeks I have not had any real time off the bike for over a year or so (I think the longest period was something like 3 days). My FTP has also been static or declining for a while whereas I was improving with the same training load and very similar FTP and training plan around this time last year.
Checking my most recent workout my HR is elevated by ~7 beats compared to when I last did the workout.
Typing this all out it very much seems to me like I need to take a couple weeks off and reset, I dont have any events planned until later in the year so I can easily take some time off the bike and reset.
Mostly want to get someone other than myself to give some input/tell me im being an idiot and need to take some time off. I have made my profile public as well if anyone wants to take a quick glance at my training.
My current thinking is to take 2 weeks completely off the bike before restarting my plan with a goal of peaking near august/sept this year.