recuperation after FTP training

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henkie
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by henkie

How many hours (days) of recuperation do you need after a FTP-training?

The race is monday, I prefer to rest 2 days for the race, and recuperation training on the day for the race, but I haven't had much time to train the past days. I want to train today (sat). If I do a 2x20 FTP training, will I be recuperated monday?

What's your opinion?
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1) I find that rest days before a race lead to a reduced performance. In saying that the loads up to a race will be significantly less than normal.

2) I used to do 2x20mins the day before a TT, but then I only trained ~4 days a week at the time. Whether YOU will be rested enough depends on your training for the past few months.
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henkie
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by henkie

Thanks for your answer.

Nys (Belgian cyclocrosser) said the same as you, he trains hard the day for the race. Maybe I can give it a try.
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Everyone is different. I know I am always better with at least 24 hours off the bike. I was always better in one-day events than stage races. You know your body best...

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edit: wrong thread!
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by false_Aesthetic

I did a few different training plans that advocated rest days or weeks before my biggest races.

I blew those. I dunno why. My legs just felt dead.

I do better with a little bit of fatigue in em.

YMMV.

barry78
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by barry78

no rest days before key races , just recovery rides with 4 x 5 min sets at threshold to wake the legs up , maybe 3 hours riding in the two days before the race. That works for me :)

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by naisan

I've found that the day before a race, I can train hard, as long as I don't do too much anaerobic work or go beyond normal durations. Oftne a fun group ride under threshold brings me to the best the day after.

Best to try a few things to see how your body does.

henkie
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by henkie

Thanks for the advice. I rested 2 days for the race and did a 1x20 FTP training (1x20 instead of 2x20, because I wanted to try), the day for the race. My legs felt quite good. The race wasn't really long (100km). Don't know if I should do it before a longer race (150km).
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how did you do ?

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