Ride and Swim

This morning I packed up all my riding gear cause I thought there might be a group ride on the northside. I couldn't remember if it was Tues/Wed or Wed/Thurs. Well there was no scheduled ride today so after work I decided to head out on my own. After my long run yesterday I just wanted to make sure that I still had my legs under me. I guess you could call it a recovery ride. The recovery ride idea is a rather new concept to me. I used to think of recovery as laying on the couch after a long workout and watching TV. I have recently realized the importance and keeping your muscles stretched and moving even it you are sore from the next day. I had a nice 10 mile ride out Highway 2 and back. It was a pretty quiet ride because I thought I left my Ipod at home (it was in another bag in my car, crap!) but that is how you have to race to it was good practice I guess.

After my ride I headed to the gym for a quick little swim. My shoulders were still sore from my long workout on Sunday but it was good to get back in the water. I worked on a few drills and still tried to do flipturns. My first two were pretty good then it was all down hill from there. I am pretty sure once I start to practice I think too much but I know eventually it will come around.

Another good day of working out down and looking forward to the next.


Tiffany said...

Nice job getting your recovery ride in! I'm pretty sure if I thought I was doing a group ride, and then I found out I had to do it by myself, my motivation would have gone down the drain! You are very inspiring!

jessithompson said...

I agree with Tiff. Nice work, buddy. Active recovery definitely helps you and I agree - until Triathlon - had never really heard much about it. I think recovery bikes and swims are the best. They're actually kind of fun after all the pounding. :)

Chris said...

You found your iPod?!