I missed the big group by a couple of minutes and decided to do my own lunch ride. I didn't want to do anything too intense, just something to open up my legs for this Saturday's race. I learned my lesson at Sea Otter this year, in that I suffered and had absolutely no power going into the race because I didn't allow myself nearly enough recovery time. I practiced what I preached, raced the Shasta Lemurian Classic the following weekend with a week's worth of active recovery, and pulled a great result.
My legs are feeling great at the moment. The best advice I heard recently was that you can only hurt your performance the week leading up to a race, meaning it doesn't matter how much extra riding/training you put in. What's done is done. The best thing to do is rest up, store your energy and save it for the race.