Glorious recovery day

Date: 1/22/23
Training Week: 1
Time: 30 min (easy spin)
Activity: Yoga
Mobility/Stretching: Yes
Ate Well: Mostly, I ate a sample cookie at Costco

Commentary: My easy spin ride this morning was quite lovely. It felt good to move my legs without exerting much effort. I probably didn’t need to spin to an iFit workout because I played on my phone most of the ride.

I was convinced two pairs of my favorite underwear had been missing for at least a month. The first version of the Exofficio women’s sport mesh brief is dreamy. They aren’t tight but also aren’t loose, are super moisture-wicking, never smell, and instead of elastic around the edges, it’s just stretchy fabric. Anyway, while spinning, I looked on Amazon to see how many pairs I bought because I only bought them on Amazon. Five pairs.

I love this cat!

Guess what? I have five pairs between my underwear cubby and the dirty clothes. None were missing. I think I wanted to have more pairs and created an extra two in my head. It’s a possibility, right? The new version of this underwear has a horribly tight elastic waistband now, and I can’t find any more of the old version in my size. If only the imaginary missing pairs of underwear were real. Sigh.

Today I did restorative yoga, and it was downright delicious. I love stretching and relaxing without having to do any hard work. Recovery days really are the best. I can’t believe I blew off so many of them to get extra work in. What was I thinking?! But today’s practice reminded me I still can’t do a seated wide-leg forward fold. My back stays stiff as a board, and my fingers only touch the ground in front of my crotch.

One of the reasons I have come to enjoy doing yoga at home is the flexibility it allows, no pun intended. Instead of awkwardly sitting upright with my legs wide, I did a standing wide-legged fold. When it came time for pigeon on my left side, I noticed my hip felt painfully tight. I paused the practice and rolled it out with a massage ball before continuing with pigeon and was able to sink nicely into the pose.

Also while pedaling, I thought about this upcoming week. Race week! Should I continue to follow the Tommy Rivs 10k series this week? If I do, Thursday will be an interval run. Is it wise to do an interval run two days before a 50k you’re not ready for? Since today was a legit recovery day, perhaps I could start my training for the week on Monday instead of it being a rest day. I don’t know!

Question of the Day: What does your training look like on race week? Help me figure this out!

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6 Comments Leave a comment

  1. right now I’m busy watching something called the Last of Us…um, zombies, and yeah maybe nightmares…I have spun to Zwift in the past, this year with my gym membership I like having that coach setting up what we do…and a little more intense then I would do on my own….on my own, yes I would stand and peddle during commercials or during breaks in youtube videos…I need that push

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  2. I think the final 2 weeks before a particularly gruelling event like that should have far less volume in it and perhaps a loosening up run a couple of days before so that things aren’t too tense on the day. Is a personal thing and there isn’t really a hard fast rule that states you have to do 50% volume, reducing it and sticking to your usual foodstuffs is quite key though …

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