How long is your "transition" period?
I don't mean to be exclusive but I'm somewhat talking to upper level racers in this thread, Cat 2-1-and Pros. Again I don't want to cut people off but there is something to be said of people who've made it to these ranks.
More specifically I'm dealing with Periodization.
I"m wondering how long do people take off after their last race? Friel says, "up to four weeks" for a solid transition. Other cyclists in the area have been pushing me to take some time off the bike at least two weeks. This seems like such a long time to do so.
If I wanted to stay off the bike for as little as possibly yet looking to gain all the benefits of a solid transition, what would a smart amount of time be?
I know this last question is totally subjective...Hence why I ask of how long others take off the bicycle.