Our expert says:
I suspect that diet is not really the problem here. It may be a contributing factor, but perhaps you are simply overtrained? Maybe your body has never really adapted to the training load you were putting it under, and you are in that stage where you feel on the verge of overtraining. The danger is that your first response is to train a little harder, which obviously only makes it worse.
The pulled muscles can also be a factor, especially to how you feel on the bike - heavy legs, sore muscles, could be part of the whole recovery process.
My advice is to drop even further off your current power output and let your body have a week in which time it might get over that malaise and allow you start the week after at 60%, and then 70%, and so on. It's difficult to say though, because things like life stress, work, diet and other activity can be draining too - the end result is that you have to look at the whole and not just part (the exercise part) of your life to figure out the problem.
Difficult one, but maybe give it two weeks, back off the trainign, and also allow yourself to adapt to the summer months (the change in season is often the most difficult time of the year for training), and then see how it goes after that.
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