Normally this is a pretty easy training period. Most years I train into September and then carry fitness straight through October, on account of that's the best month of the year for riding around here. I spend the fall doing unstructured rides and then get regimented in early November. By mid December, I'm snapping out LT intervals with good sensations, and have to exercise discipline not to work in intensity.
This year, not so much. Summer and fall have been an entirely different routine, compromised both by scheduling demands and some post-bike vs. car misalignment (which contributes to the scheduling demands - I'm still in PT 2x/week. If you ever need to go, go here). Also this fall I've caught 8 live mice in my home and released them into the wild, discovered Chevy Chase Liquors, started planning my wedding, and started a bike company. So these days, instead of having training momentum my legs feel creaky and impeded, like I'm trying to train in a robot costume. I remember a mountain bike race I did once where a sign next to the trail read "Downhill Climb." The trail pointed down, but because it was so muddy and raw you had to really work just to keep from falling over. That's what this season feels like so far - I should be speeding along, but instead it's more work that it usually is.
But I'm back. Fat, slow and tired - but back. The good news for you is that November Bicycles is a dealer of three different kinds of power meters (so far), so there will be data-a-plenty here. It will be anemic and embarassing for a while, but abundant.