Very nice, too--decadent doing it in the middle of the day like this! Low 50s, sunny--ideal...
5.5 mi., avg pace 10:42, avg HR 148
I was thinking a lot over the weekend about an "enough is as good as a feast" mentality versus a "too much is never enough" one. I strongly see the good sense of the former, partly because my temperament inclines me slightly towards the latter (which I feel particularly strongly applies in the matter of books, whether reading or writing 'em!).
With this race coming up, I feel a somewhat insatiable desire to train that is accompanied by a slightly more anxious urge to fit in as much training as possible just to be on the safe side--which is why I have decided (I have been pondering it, but thinking about it just now was a clincher) that I must take one full rest day each week between now and May 18. It pains me to sacrifice the Friday swim, but I must do it--also this is not quite as principled as it sounds as on 4/25 I had a work conflict and 5/2 is the day before the Brooklyn half-marathon, so both of those would have been off anyway. But I will take off this Friday and Friday 5/9. It is ridiculous that it should feel so painful to decide, but that is why it is a sensible thing for me to do!