Every instructor should have a large pool of short recovery songs to choose from. There shouldn’t exist a profile that doesn’t have a need for a mental and physical break somewhere in the profile (except perhaps an endurance-intensity training session.) Here are 3,000 songs that work perfectly for your recovery tracks, broken into two large bucket playlists. One is for short songs and one is for when you need some longer (over 3:15) songs for easier segments.
Here is the follow-up to my Facebook Live video on the importance of recovery within your interval-training sessions. This one comes with lots of great add-ons, including a 12-page guide on how to use music and coaching to keep riders engaged during the recoveries. It also comes with three Spotify playlists to help you choose both your high-intensity short interval songs of 1–3 minutes, and short songs that are good for your recoveries. You’ll never be lacking for recovery song options!
Like many of us, I had gone through a number of life transitions, which can distract us from basic principles we all know well and usually practice, like RECOVERY. I’ve spoke about this to instructors at conferences and have given lengthy diatribes on the importance of adequate rest to those I’ve coached. Yet, here I am (again) finding myself fatigued.