24 January 2017
Hello there. Looking at your distances and pace, would suggest you should be safe in the base mile zone. Key is not to try and beat records but slowly up the mileage in the week. I try and have two rest days a week (more in winter/ when screwed by work) Mon Rest, the 20k, we'd 20k, Thursday 25k, fri Rest sat 30k on then the big ride on Sun 70k max in winter, lot longer in summer. ( means 630am starts or earlier to fit in with fa,ily needs etc)
i suspect you are literally under the weather... Chills from getting wet, cold etc not the distance or pace, but as soon as you have a old or feel ill, stop exercising as it will only worsen your immune system and the cold wil linger... And linger etc... Rest means rest not slowing down or riding a shorter distance.
have a proper rest, then catch up when better....or it will just demoralise you!