I tried a search but couldn’t find any answers. It has been 5 weeks since my last Full Frontal and I did poorly (15% drop) because I couldn’t push my heart rate to around 162bpm which is where my peak performance is. I followed up with a half monty and the half monty showed better numbers which is a 2% gain.
For the last 5 weeks, I guess I have been searching for answers as to why I have suffered in performance. Whether it was fatigue, allergies or something else. Nothing seems to work.
I can’t seem to do workouts which I can push 160-165bpm for 20mins. My Intensity Factor seems to be below 0.90. I was struggling with Long Scream yesterday and hard to turn down the intensity.
Previously at my peak I was able to ride and sustain 160-165bpm for 20-30mins and it won’t feel uncomfortable.
Have I lost fitness? Do I need to do FTP blocks? Turn down my Intensity for workouts? Am I suffering a burnout?