I may be unusual on this board defining recovery as being able to get back to more serious road racing.
So I am working through week 1 of training - very early days.
One thing is as obvious as anything just going out and blasting 5-8 miles in a carefree manner is at present not possible.
Why? Because the risk of running above 70% of HR max is very high and as I read on an older thread someone made the point you can burn at through much more thyroxine at higher intensity workouts than you expect - success for me equals getting fit and keeping healthy ie maintain T3 levels.
So I am going to manage this effectively with running with a heart rate monitor and diligently keep at 135 bpm max and slow down if HR rises too high.
Without this approach the risk of failure is simply too high.
Used HR monitor today for 40 minute elliptical session and this worked really well. I will do the same tomorrow with my 6 mile run.
Will report back how this progresses.
Anyone else found this helped ?