Last Sunday I completed a long trainer ride that can only be described as “ugly”. I was sweating buckets, my heart rate was through the roof, and my power numbers were so so low. That could only mean one thing: recovery week ahead. I remember a time in the not so distant past that I dreaded recovery weeks. (What do you mean you want me slow down? Sleep more? Do less?!?) Now I cannot wait for them. It’s so great to feel rested and to know that my body is adapting to the weeks of stress I just subjected it to. Don’t forget to give yourself a break every once in awhile.