I’m just after some advice please. Over the last few weeks, I’ve really noticed a loss of strength, energy and power when cycling. This is unusual at this time of year when I’m usually starting to feel fitter and stronger.
The main issue here is I think is that work has been very stressful for a 12 month period (I work in local government as part of the pandemic response working sometimes 12-14 hrs a day) and I’m fatigued. Family life has been a challenge as it has been for everyone during the pandemic. I’ve put in weight even though I’m doing the usual things to lose it and mentally I’m very flat. I do love my cycling and was following an advanced sweet spot plan which I’m now reviewing after a recent post on here I shared. My question is do a take a period of rest from cycling while the demands from work are high, or is it possible to keep the cycling going? I.e riding at lower intensity though it’s a hard thing to accept. I want to find the right balance here at this time