My next A race is a 100K ultra MTB race. I’m following a sustained power plan.
Exactly 3 weeks prior to my A race there is a local 6 hour MTB race that I’ve done in the past (though I’ve only done the 3 hour version). I plan to do the 6 hour race to check my fitness, test my nutrition strategy, etc. I’m not terribly worried about results. I added it to Plan Builder as a B race expecting it to provide a recovery type week afterward since I have an A race 3 weeks later, but it did not.
My question is - should I build a recovery week in myself? Is Plan Builder right and I should just keep on training even after putting 6 hard hours into my legs?
Thoughts and suggestions are welcome.