I’m very much a novice cyclist but I’ve noticed something unusual. When I have a day off between rides (as my novice plan indicates) I struggle to get through the next vid. It’s as though my body has forgotten what cycling is. However, if I do two days in a row, I feel as fresh as a daisy. I decided to follow this through and got to day 6 feeling great before my body said ‘time for a break’.
Does this happen for anyone else? How do I avoid that post day off sluggish feeling? Do I need to be doing more hours per week?
As background, I’m generally doing about 6 hours a week on the bike with nothing else fitness wise.