It's transition time, so I'm running this week as a back-off week: 100% intensity, 50% volume.
I took a spin around Aliso on Monday night. I felt slow, but set a new PR on Cholla, a short & tough climb. I only took 3 seconds off, but that's pretty great considering that I did it with a much lower heart rate and RPE.
And tonight I climbed Chutes twice. Both times were faster than my old #2 time, and the second was faster than the first by 10 seconds.
So the signs are there. The thing to do now is rest, take my vitamins, stretch, and do a short, fun ride on Saturday to finish out 3 hours for the week.