Sara, After my first racing season of being coached and getting some results I really hit a wall in the late summer where everything came apart. My body really needed a few months to recover enough to get the next cycle going. You may be at that same point. Its been over two months since the end of my peak fitness and the rest was beneficial and I'm mentally and physically ready to begin the next cycle in about 45 days. Yesterdays group ride had its moments of good, when I aced short steep hills leaving everyone in the dust, then the bad when I could barely hang onto the line after taking a pull.