I have been following the Morris plan for 3 years. Every year at this time I start to suck. I race expert vet (39yo). I have several top-ten finishes in the early part of the season and then results get worse. I get 9-12 hours of training per week, ride every day but only 2-3 times outdoors and do alot of intensity (intervals). Anyway for the past 3 weeks my legs are shot. If I walk up the stairs at work they are on fire at the top of the steps. My legs were aching me while I slept last night and interfered with sleep. I feel a little low on my energy and mood but nothing too bad. So I figure I'm overtraining. I don't generally monitor resting or morning heart rates. Last week I cut down to 8 hours/week but on race day felt like crap and finished last. I never finished last before (OK technically I beat all the DNFrs). I have introduced one day/week of complete rest. I did a long 3 hr ride sunday, but not too hard and again today my legs feel fried. What do I do now? I have a race this weekend and every 2 weeks for a while. Do I not ride the bike for a few days? Do I stop hard intensity training and only do easy rides? Anybody been here and what did you do?