Lately I've been forced into rest days by the weather, my arthritic knee, etc. I don't think I've ridden more than 5 days in a week since early January. But I seem to be getting stronger. I'm starting to realize the whole less is more thing, particularly @ age 50. That kinda sucks for a mileage junkie like me, but I'm starting to fully understand that if you want to race, knowing when not to ride might be the most important aspect of your training.
Much easier said than done for Pcad. I'll probably ride more between August and December after the race season winds down. Given all that the 12,000+ annual mileage totals may be history. I get more fun out of riding when I can hang with the fast guys. And beat a few of them to the line at the end of the ride or race. Those weenies aren't so fast after all. And I'm not so slow.
Well, OK, I'm still slow, but you get the drift.