A few people have offered recovery suggestions since I was collected by a car yesterday morning. Most of it is the usual stuff you’d expect; ice, swimming, general movement exercises, Panadol.
But one of the more curious things I’ve been told is to use something I’ve never come across before called Olbas Oil. A quick Google reveals it’s a combination of essential oils that’s actually been used in the Pro peloton for some time now. Many soigneurs swear by the stuff. You can shove it up your nose to clear your airways and combat colds and allergies (see vid below), or you can rub it into your sore parts like a balm and it acts like a local anaesthetic. I’m off to buy some today. Will report back.