Well hey there folks.
I know I’ve often got something to say when I see training issues and questions, and then I’ve found that when I look at myself it suddenly becomes soo hard.
Issue: feel pretty knackered. Had a few days off again and still feel bored / not achieving anything/ fed up with not improving.
Have an event in only 4m now and this is the worst I’ve felt since January.
What’ve I been doing?
Last year did some custom plans.
This year did well for the first 6m, finally just breaking thru my map/ftp test barrier I’d had for 2 years. Not by much (2% over a two year period is hardly Ground breaking but it was uplifting in June
Jul/Aug been off the trainer a lot and replaced with outdoors. Going around Scotland on family hols beating up my previous times on road rides and stuff like that, some nice long days, some brilliant hard work days of 4-5hrs and so on.
And now I just feel like I’m nowhere. Back in the trainer now and I’m energy-free. I seriously wouldn’t think it would collapse my fitness so much over 2m (for example my tss (yes I know, totally silly score) has been solid and I do use CTL and it’s nicely above where it was in June …
So is it possibly that working hard outside, albeit harder to ‘measure’ has left me under trained?
Who knows. I’ve just realised I’m sounding off to the Sufferfest ecosystem as you will at least all understand.
It’s so tough when things are rubbish !!