Not sure if this is a question or more like a comment but I will put it out there anyway as I think more of us have this problem.
Let’s call it the inability to go slow.
When riding outside it feels I am like a dog on the loose at the beach. I tire myself out (like yesterday). This is all fine, although now I feel my legs when I am typing this. The problem occurs when you (again like me), have a rest week scheduled
If you have a MTB I think the best way to overcome is to head to a technical bike park and ride some rounds after work (or before). This for a number of reason:
- rest week is perfect for honing technique;
- Technical riding forces you to slow down;
- I am on LV so all of this can be done in one hour.
Might miss some other points. In any case if you are an active Duracell rabbit like me, it might just work.