In San Diego we are fortunate to have rain about every three years. We definitely are fortunate to have it rain on a recovery day, and when I say rain I mean a light misting and maybe some decent drops of rain.
That's a perfect seg-way into what I wanted to talk about. That is the ability to concede rest and recovery. On a day like this I don't want exercises that may cause loading to the legs or pressure on the human system. I'm giving both the Central Nervous System and Endocrine Sayt It's a day when forces are non-existent and the emphasis is core and body stability. We do a routine of yoga, light biking, body weight exercises, and no running of any kind.
It's amazing the ability of the human body to adapt and like Ward's law adapt to the time averaged forces that are applied to it. But it's important we don't break this rubber band of tension but allow it to recover before we start to pull it apart again.
Head Coach and founder of Maximum Velocity Athletics.