If you have an early morning commute after a hard ride the evening before it can be the perfect opportunity to build in a recovery ride in order to get ready for your next hard session.
To maximise your recovery ride commute allow yourself more time than normal. A recovery ride should be at a very low intensity – it cannot be too easy and you should literally just be turning over your legs, not pushing on the pedals. The last thing you want on a recovery day is to have to ride hard all the way to work to make that 9am meeting!
A recovery ride is also the perfect time to take your clothes in for the rest of the week. You are then ready and prepared to train every morning through to Friday.
Another important aspect of your training you can build into a recovery ride is to work on your pedaling technique. Try and hold a higher cadence than you normally would while spinning the legs. This not only has the benefit of improving your pedaling technique but it also means that the session will be less fatiguing on your muscles.
Find out more about how to maximise your recovery time here.