Recovery week versus tapering, intensity versus volume

Just finishing SSBLV2 and have the rest week before build. I understand the need to drop TSS and allow growth, but whilst tapering the advice from the TR team is to maintain intensity and drop volume. In the recovery week on this plan, volume is maintained but intensity dropped.

Am I just overthinking this, or is there a reason for this approach? Is tapering and recovery fundamentally different? Particularly in a low volume plan?

Either way I’m looking forward to some easy rides!

The trainerroad blog is a great resource

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:+1: thanks for the link!

I think you are over thinking it. :slight_smile:

My guess would be that on an LV plan you don’t need to cut volume, just the intensity.