Recovered, yes except the legs. Still need to work on body position to balance the weight between both legs, right now I'm using only the inside leg.
The day was good but they significantly increased the pace for Novice, the fast goups were knee dragging on the first session. Unfortunately I was in a faster group than I should have been (expecting boring, was in 3rd fastest group) and almost binned it on the greasy track trying to at least keep my instructor in view, and as such the learning for the session was a wash and I spent the next 2 sessions trying to pick lines (the first sessions goals) and learning the next set of goals.
The bike did fairly well, felt a little loose but there was a layer of car rubber down that made thing difficult as I was picking up more rubber than I was laying down, I think I added 500 miles to my tires. Later in the day I softened rebound and I think it helped, but the track was also getting better so who knows. One wierd thing though, my buddies (with far greater experiance) said it distinctly sounded like I was squeezing the tires on at least 2 corners. They said it was every time I took those corners and for a fair chunk of the corner. I did feel the bike squirm around quite a bit, especially on those corners, but I don't think I was sliding it around every lap.
Lap times didn't quite get down where I wanted them too, pulled a 2.01 and wanted sub 2, also didn't get knee down which was disappointing. The knee down was body position as my buddies said the bike was as far over as they recommended taking it and I did touch hard parts once, but I think that happened on a front tire slide. I was at least happy with braking, I could significantly out brake anybody I encountered. Not race level but I was supreamely comfortable with hovering the rear tire, granted that made downshifts more difficult but thankfully the SV is wonderful in this regard and didn't require much rowing of the gears. I do think a 16 tooth is in order though, anyplace I could hit 2nd usually had me running out of gear on exit, and a few places 4 would have been good and prevented a downshit but it just didn't have quite the pull I wanted.
The only fubar I really had was a false neutral between 3rd and 2nd when I wasn't convinced I wanted to do that. Oh, and I almost ran off the track once running wide, thankfully I had the mental clarity to tell myself to focus on where I wanted to go, not where I didn't. Still touched paint on the outside but made it through. Other than that the only other fubar was off track at dinner when I accidentally threw a pot pie at our server, that was thankfully solved with a ginormous tip.
All in all a good day, and I can't wait till the next one. The only question is if I will run novice again or jump to intermediate.