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Old 06-07-12, 12:19 PM   #1
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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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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.
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