So I really hate having days that I do not ride. I am injured with a hernia and cannot walk far at all (under a mile). But I can ride forever. It really has been my saving grace since February. 10125 km or 6300 miles. Longest ride I’ve done this year was an 11 hour 312 km ride.
Often on training days I will add a recovery ride on later in the day to just keep spinning.
ANYWAYS I really enjoy my riding time and prefer to replace rest days with recovery rides.
What are the pros and cons of doing recovery rides at 40% to 50% of ftp versus just taking a day off. I am trying to keep as fit as possible until I have surgery and then I will be our of the saddle for 8 weeks
Any guidance is appreciated.