No. You are right that it is not TR based.
But if you look at the Joe Friel’s book you will see the advice that for an A type race, recommendation is to go for full gas for 2weeks of last 3 weeks.
First 2 weeks, You will have higher Fatigue and fitness. But gradually lowering intensity of workouts and recover properly on 3rd week, you will reduce fatigue while you increase your form even there can be small reduce on fitness too.
If you look at TR plans you can also see this approach where we have lower intensity workouts every 4 weeks period.
I guess I used wrong word. Instead of rest, I should have used lower intensity workout around Z1 -Z2 area.