- Oct 11, 2007
I was wondering what peoples thoughts were concerning a rest period after a particularly intense period of training . In my specific case. I have been training during winter months 7- 10 hrs/week at a TSS of approximately 80/day. This consisted of a combination of SST , FTP training and some endurance based riding. I have had the opportunity to head down to a warmer climate for two weeks . During the two weeks I was training full time and I ramped up my training considerably to 16-20 hrs/ week doing mostly endurance-based riding with periods at threshold while riding in the mountains. I have returned to my normal lifestyle (regular job as well as other obligations)and training regimen feeling quite strong and ready to race. Although I don’t feel the need physically for a rest period, my instincts tell me that it would probably be best to take some time to recover. So how much recovery is enough and what type of indicators could I use to determine when I am ready for some more intensity.