It's amazing what goes through your head during an active recovery ride on the trainer. Your mind is a allowed to wander because you know you're not going to fall over or run into a car while doing this kind of ride. I much prefer recovery rides outside but in the middle of winter in Canada i don't really have no choice.
Then my mind tends to start thinking about the coming race season. At the end of last season I came upon a choice for my next race season. I raced in the Elite category for my first year of racing. By mid season I was able to move up from the Elite 3 to Elite 2 and with Nationals coming to town the next season I had a choice of categories to race, either elite or masters.
Then my brain switches over to the music i am listening too. Coldplay, Muse, Metric and Silversun Pickup tends to help deter my mind from the normal aches and pains that come from a recovery ride. All in all rest and recovery is the key for healthy training and gaining strength.
Tomorrow is a day i love while on a recovery week....massage day.
Til the next time.