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    Proper Rest Prior to Big Event

    Have a big 100 mile mtb event coming up. What would be the proper time to be fully rested prior to event.
    2 days prior. there is a local club 10km TT, can i still do the 10km TT 2 days prior? or should i take 2 full days off prior to the event?

    Also what are best foods for good recovery?

    How much sleep is best?

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    If it were me, I'd do the 10 km TT ... then go for a short recovery ride the next day.

    Food ... something with protein. Eat lean meat, nuts, dairy with some carbs. Go for something like a chicken sandwich, chicken rice and a veg, lean ground beef hamburgers ...

    Sleep ... at least 8 hours a night over the next few nights. If you can get in 9 or 10, even better.

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