I had a crit. two weekends ago and a road race today. Both were 4/5 fields and pretty damn fast (main group averaging 27 and 26 respectively).
I have done worse in these two races than any others earlier in the season. My legs have just been feeling like crap. I missed a huge break today because my legs simply couldn't seem to accelerate.
I took 3 days of light recovery rides before the crit and 4 days of light recovery before todays race. I use various methods for recovery including: stretching, soaking legs in hot water, massage. I eat pretty well, with the issue being more surplus than a lack of anything.
I just don't seem to be able to recover. My legs just refuse to get any less sore, no matter how light I take it. If I rest them anymore I won't be doing any real rides outside of my races.
Am I doing something wrong? Any suggestions?