I have not been able to find a clear answer to this. Am I supposed to schedule my last week of specialty phase to be the same week as my A race (so that I do the last workout the day before the race)? It appears the last day of the plan is blank, so I assume this is to accommodate race day. However, I feel like this last week, though decreased in intensity, is maybe a little heavier than I would typically ride in the days leading up to the race.
Are the plans designed like this or do I need to build in a week (or 2) of self-taper?