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    worldtraveller worldtraveller's Avatar
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    Recovery time before big event

    HOw many days is it best to stay off the bike prior to a big event.
    going to compete in a 100 mtb race soon
    Should i stay off bike for 2 days prior or 3?

    and in those 3 days prior, what type of work outs or exercise should i do that keep me going but not break down the body too much and be fully rested and ready for big day?

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    Travelling hopefully chasm54's Avatar
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    How you manage the taper before a big event depends on how muchworkyouve been doing in the preceding weeks.

    Personally I dont stay off the bike. In the week before, I reduce my training volume but maintain the intensity. On the two days before the start I'll just do a gentle spin at recovery pace.
    There have been many days when I haven't felt like riding, but there has never been a day when I was sorry I rode.

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