I like to program partner workouts on Wednesday or Thursday every week. Another option is to program a workout that has built in rest. Both of these options give the athletes a break from higher volumes to recover for a few hard days of training later in the week. Volume is the most important thing to cut down on when trying help athletes recover, even over intensity.
Also in these workouts sometimes I like to give athletes choice on how they approach the workout. There is many ways you can do this. Like in the workout above I let them choose the weight they used for the workout, so they could decide how they wanted to accumulate the max load they could possibly lift over the duration of the workout. This also requires more strategy and a mental aspect to the workout that is usually not there