This is a great question! This goes back to our conversation about deeper recovery throughout the year. It sounds like winter might be the time your body needs a bigger break. I think doing the base plan for the next cycle would be a great way for you to take a break from a higher training load while still staying active. I agree that you can only do as much as your body will allow! It sounds like you are doing a GREAT job of listening to where you are and what is best for you and your recovery.