Ok, this might sound like a ridiculous question to some but i’m new to all of this so please bare with me.
I have been riding on zwift for the past 3 weeks and i’m really enjoying myself, especially trying different routes, but i’m finding that most rides that i’m doing I end up in zone 4 and 5 as I can’t help myself and go as hard as I can.
Today I noticed that I was starting to get really exhausted in the middle of a ride and I didn’t have as much energy as I normally do. Now i’ve been reading about the need to do a recovery ride but i’m struggling to figure out what that would look like for me, I know people ride way longer than I do on zwift so it may not be the same for everyone.
I have been doing 20 - 40km rides nearly every day that end up on average 90% of my FTP and mostly in zone 4 and 5.
If I were to create a custom workout what would a good recovery/lower intensity ride look like? I’ve looked on the workouts page and I see that low intensity endurance rides are usually ‘on your own’ but i’d like to know what that might actually look like in terms of FTP % and length on the bike.
I really appreciate the help or any directions you can provide.