I’m wondering if anyone here puts stock into I guess what I’m calling “leg feel”–namely, when I get into work each day, I walk up two flights of stairs. At this point in my training block, I’m like a rest-stepping client on the Muir snowfield climbing up to my desk, one stair at a time. I’m currently in my fourth week of building up hours (last month of training hours : ~6, 6, 8, 8), with roughly 5 sessions a week (strength, hiking, skiing, running). Not that it’s killing me, but I definitely feel it in the legs.
I don’t have a paid version of training peaks (it’s on the list, per all the amazing resources here), so I don’t utilize fatigue tracking, which I’m sure would put numbers to what I’m feeling.
Any tips or suggestions on monitoring and responding this kind of fatigue? Perhaps I’m just due for a rest week? I guess its hard to call when it’s worth it to take an extra rest day, back off, or just push through.