Turn off Strava and take it easy if you want to do recovery rides right. – By Selene Yeager
If you’re training and/or racing, true recovery rides are an essential component of your plan. When you train hard you do damage – that’s part of the plan. Your workout breaks down your muscle, empties out your fuel stores, and generally taxes your metabolism above and beyond its status quo. When you recover, your body repairs the damage so you can come back stronger and ready for more. If you skip the recovery part, you’re cheating yourself out of the maximum return on your hard work.