I need some help with this. For my training plan I am basically using Joe Friels Cyclist Training Bible. According to it I know that I should wait until my base 2 period to begin racing. Unfortunately, my team is getting our new team kits in a few weeks and we will be showing up at a race which I really want to do since there is a ton of climbing. My problem is that the race is on the weekend of my R&R week of my base 1. Its just one week until my base 2. Is it ok to race in this R&R week since my base 2 is just a few days away? If I do race should I take it easy? Thanks in advance.