Outdoor recovery ride

Yesterday I was meant to do Pettit as a recovery ride. It was a lovely evening so I decided to go outside. I tried to do it as easy as possible. I thought I would just put it in the small ring and just spin it out. I don’t have a power meter so I just had to use RPE.

It was a lot of fun, just cycling with no real goal except easy. The TSS for Pettit is 39. Intervals.icu said the load was 77. Is that the same as TSS? If so that would seem it was not much of a recovery ride.

How do others do a recovery ride out and make sure they don’t over do it?

From the help info on Intervals.icu on “Training Load”:


In your case (no PM), it must be estimating from HR info.

As far as doing one “right”, that generally means riding easier than you think you should.

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If your doing a recovery ride, go really easy. Almost to the point your feet hurt from lack of pressure :slight_smile:

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