Looking for some advice. I’m two weeks away from my A event. The last two workouts I have struggled with mightily. One was a VO2 max ride where I could only complete 5 out of 8 intervals and the other was a threshold ride where I had to lower the intensity to 95% for 2 of the 4 intervals and include some back pedalling. My legs just feel like they are missing the “pop” they usually have.
So, my question is this: do I risk taking the next week off completely to rest? I would start again 5 days out from my event and finish off the taper. Or could this leave me in a worse place than following the full taper? Any advice or anecdotal experiences would be much appreciated.