I've been doing a bunch of cardio sessions recently. Mostly stuff like complexes or one of the CrossFit girls, etc.
I've been amazed at how much I've improved my times. Today I hit a 5:46 Fran, which might not sound great compared to Anthony, but I was at 11:30ish about a month and a half ago.
Anyway, the issue has been that I've been pushing very hard, but my recovery time afterwards is really a lot longer than I think it should be. When I finished my complexes last Tuesday, I set a big PR, but then I just dropped and felt like puking for about 15 minutes. I basically couldn't move and I had trouble even sitting down. My heart rate didn't drop down to a normal pace for even longer and it took me a couple hours to feel normal again.
Are there any kind of things you guys do to improve recovery ability post-cardio?