I've been riding pretty fast lately. I've scored some PRs and near PRs in timed events on the track.
Lately, though, my motivation to race just hasn't been there. No "fire in the belly". I don't think I'm overtraining (or even overreaching) as my volume hasn't been very high. But, the intensity has been high.
For example, yesterday I felt like it was gonna be a crap day for me to race. So bad that I didn't even want to do a Flying 200M time trial because I didn't want a piss-poor time on the results website. I scratched my start. Then a teammate told me to "Race your bike." and I did. Recorded a best time for me at my home track and 0.1" off of my personal best. What the heck? I didn't even feel like I was giving 100%
I've had pros tell me about how they sometimes have the best results when they are racing tired. Could this be that? Can anyone relate? Not sure if I should push through this and stick to the program or back off a bit.