I did a tough ride yesterday, and normally I would follow that up with a day off, but today I decided to try a recovery ride. I rode about 16 miles along a flat route, staying in easy gears, high cadence, and never pushing the speed. Even so, I finished with an average speed of about 15.6 MPH, which is not dramatically slower than my normal rides. Tonight, by quads ache just a little, which would normally not be the case if I had done a similar ride without the HTFU the day before. I think this means that I overdid it?
How slow are your recovery rides, folks?