Sportive Training Plans - Rest Week

Sportive Training Plans - Rest Week


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Cycling in cycles; four week cycles to be precise. The fourth week of the British Cycling Sportive Training Plan is coming up next week and it is now time for a “rest week”.

Week four lowers the intensity of your rides which will allow your body time to recover; whilst not completely stopping training rides. Recovery after consecutive weeks of hard training will allow your body to adapt, after a rest week you will feel stronger and will be motivated for the next steps in your training.

As you ride your bike this week, you may need to take your hand off the handlebar for a drink or food. Remember when taking food out of your back pocket;

  • Keep looking forward and place your hands on the top of the handlebar to make it easier to reach your pockets.
  • Choose the right location to eat, which is free of technical hazards, and where you can give room for other riders if riding in a group.
  • Do not throw empty packets on the floor, place them back in your pocket and dispose of them at the cafe stop or home.

Enjoy the upcoming rest week, eat healthy, and remember that you have worked for this rest, so make the most of it.

More coaching information can be found in the British Cycling Sportive Training Plans as part of your member benefit.

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