What’s your fav recovery ride, recover techniques, special sauce that you do to improve your recovery?! Easy as that!
After a hard crit race I drink a protein shake right away with added salt in it and a quick stretch. I use either compression socks or tight if I’m sore. Massage stick is a must, I do it more than my foam roller. Stretching. And i eat a more protein forward meals on non bike days.
My go to recovery ride is petit +1. But since I’ve been focusing on sweetspot and sustained power lately I’ve been doing 10-15 sec of sprint every 5 min during petit. The last 2 actual sprint intervals in the workout I do 10 sec at prescribed then hard 1000+ watts 10 secs. Don’t know if it actually counts as a rest day, but it don’t seem to mess with my sweetspot and threshold work out.