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I'm currently doing my base building phase as per "Base Building for Cyclists" by Chapple. I'm actaully in the pre-base phase doing 4 days a week in zone 4 (10 total zones) for 60mins at a time on the stationary bike and 2 days a week in zone 4 for 60mins on the treadmill. I've completed 3 weeks of this. Obviously these are low intensity sessions since i'm trying to boost by fat burning ability to lose a couple pounds of fat i've accumulated. My question is if i need a "recovery week"?
The book does say to have a "recovery week" every 3 weeks or so. I don't feel overtrained but i do feel a little tired every now and then. I also weight train 5 days a week.

Would a recovery week be of benefit even though i'm in the low intensity phase?
 

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Recovery is always good. You may not feel tired, but take a day or 2 off. My off season training is divided into 4 one month training blocks. At the end of each month I take 2 days off. No training what so ever....hence the reason my posting on MTBR goes up :)

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Train hard. Rest harder.
 
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