Tired, cranky, moody, anxious…those are common feelings associated with periods of intensified training! Intense training will place a significant amount of stress in your body, ideally leading to greater improvements in fitness and performance. However, fatigue is a complex issue that involves much more than the strain that comes with intense training sessions. Social and psychological factors play as much of a role in it as your long rides on the weekends!
Have you been accounting for those when planning your training program? Are you sure your easy days are easy, and the hard days are hard? Without accounting for external factors, it is nearly impossible to accurately measure the total stress that is being placed on your body.
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