Hi folks, hoping all the experts can help.
I’m a long time TR user but new to this phenomenon. I’m in the last week of build using Plan Builder. I’m training for a tour of the Alps in July (hopefully if C-19 doesn’t ruin it).
I’m struggling with the last few high intensity sessions to the point where I’m struggling to complete the last few intervals above FTP without having to pause for 30s. My HR recovery is good, but my legs feel toasted.
This has occured for maybe the last 4 high intensity sessions, and them on Sunday I couldn’t complete sweetspot as my legs were loaded and wouldn’t clear.
The question then is, should I just call it a day on my build phase and start my recovery week early or should I pick lower intensity but still challenging and achievable variations of the training to stay in sync with my plan.
I am having a few gastro issues as well which I’m going to be seeing a consultant about but it doesn’t feel like that is affecting my sessions (because my cardio response is still good). It feels more like my legs are smashed and need resting.
I’m 50, and on mid-volume build, previously on SSB. Soon to be heading to Climbing road race speciality I believe.
Thanks in advance all.