Originally Posted by Hammonjj
For those of you using WKO+, how low do you normally let your TSB go before you take a rest week? Mine's at -55 and I've been feeling pretty exhausted, so I'm probably going to take a light week, but what about the rest of you?
I've been using PM for 2+ years now and when I get below -40 I start to feel really tired. Maybe that's why I can't get match Steve's CTL! Of course he's a spry young buck > 30 yrs old and I'm a cranky old geezer at 50
This year (starting January) I've been using a ramp rate of 3 to 4 for build weeks, and ramp rate of 0 to -2 for race weeks. I really think this is the key to building fitness the right way. That is getting a ramp rate dialed in that your body can handle. I've tried steeper ramp rates and I've either felt fatigued or my body breaks down and I get sick.
Now that race season has kicked in I tend to go positive at least every other week as I race 2xs per month. IMO it's tough for me to race or do a hard group ride and be somewhat competitive when I'm below -10 and my "feelings", or as the Euro pros would say, "sensations", back that up.