I ended my season early due to experiencing symptoms of overtraining, which included lingering fatigue, consistent low motivation to workout. I then took two weeks off from any form of physical activity, and now I feel motivated to train. I am 20 years old FYI, and I usually recover quickly from efforts.
My question is, do I need to train to start training? By that I mean do I need to do some unstructured riding before I do a ramp test? If yes, how many days or weeks would you recommend?
Last year, after taking two weeks off completely I spent two months doing unstructured riding before I jumped back into training. I would like to try a different approach this year as I don’t want to be training this summer. I instead want to only maintain my fitness (what I will be gaining during this upcoming winter of training)