This was a different week. I took a day off from work on Tuesday and went for my longest ride ever - 138 miles with 9,173ft ascent, easy pace, with one more rider only. Then on Wednesday, I did my normal relatively fast 36 mile 19.3mph with some climbing group ride after work. My legs were NOT ready for that.
I rested on Thursday and Friday - did other stuff- gym, core, beers...
I have a Cat 4 -20 mile Crit tomorrow (Sunday) and planned to go ride some today but it's raining.
Given my legs have gone through enough this week, will it be ok to just warm up and race tomorrow, or what's the deal with too many rest days and not loosening up on an easy spin the day before a race? Never quite got that.