It's saturday and i'm supposed to do an open water swim but the beaches are closed due to high waves from a hurricane. Bummer, I only got in 2 or my three swims this week and I really need to keep making progress here. No way i'm going to have a productive swim at the pool today and it's drizzeling out anyway. So i set out for my favorite easy run over the brooklyn bridge. Set my mind on keeping it easy so i'd be fresh for my brick workout tomorrow. I ran about an hour, covered 6.8 miles and my pace was easy at 9:25mm. Later that afternoon i got a fantastic massage followed by a manicure and pedicure. We went to Element in our neighborhood. Had not been there before but a client recommended it and they were able to accept an appointment for a couple's massage with very little warning. Perfect for a dreary Saturday and made up for not being able to swim today. David treated us to massages and then i treated us to manacures and pedicures. Laid low that night. Cooked dinner and went to bed early so i can get up at 6:30am for my long bike tomorrow.
Notice that just because i describe it as a recovery day doesn't mean i took the day off. There are ways to train safely, without taking days off every week and tomorrow's training will prove my point.