Why do I always feel so sluggish and blah during a recovery week? Everything on and off bike seems to take twice as much effort. Am I mental or is this a real thing?
Also, I have my first gravel ride of the year this coming Sunday. This will be my third year doing this ride. It’s 56 miles of mostly good roads with a short jaunt down a steep “B road” that has sand and rocks the size of softballs. The first year I walked that section. Last year I slowly and carefully rode it and was so proud of myself. This year I am feeling a bit nervous about it for some reason, probably because I haven’t gotten as much outdoor time in as I would like. Saturday will be rainy, the day of is sketchy. Should I do the scheduled workout Saturday or some lighter version of it?