Rest weeks are really important and JOIN schedules them regularly in your training plan. But not automatically after a set period of time. Because then you would still get an easier week scheduled even if you did less than planned in the previous weeks. Of course, we don't let you get away with that! JOIN looks at the intensity of the training weeks and schedules an easier week when we see that taking the foot of the accelerator for a week will contribute positively to your fitness.
Because, we keep repeating, rest and recovery are crucial elements of a training plan. To recover from the training efforts you have made in the previous weeks, you have to give your body the chance to relax and allow it to adapt. The human body is not a machine and taking a bit of time off the bike helps to recharge both mentally and physically.