After taking last week off at the pool to go on vacation, I went back today at 5:45 to try to force myself back into a training schedule. Just the fact that I’m saying “training schedule” instead of “routine” is exciting for me. It means I’m training with a purpose again… Woohoo!!!
Even though I only took a week off, my body is still not in tune with the whole swimming as exercise thingy yet. So getting back in the pool this morning was like starting all over. I was only able to slog out about 600 yards before my arms became too fatigued to do anything else. I forgot how to breathe, kick, stroke… everything. It was sad. I thought the lifeguards were going to come get me a couple of times when I came up coughing and sputtering. *sigh*… The only good thing that came out of it was that I was there at 5:45am (when I really wanted to stay in bed!!) and putting in the time.
Since I am off this week it will be easy to get back in the groove. I am running my first, last and only race of 2008 on the last day of the year. It’s an afternoon 5k (4pm start) to kick off a big downtown New Years celebration called First Night. That’s right, my first race of 2008 is on the last day of 2008…
Otherwise, I am still looking for a good training program for triathlon, I like the book I got but I don’t care for the training plans. Too vague and geared toward higher mileages. I need a beginner plan that I can modify. I’ll keep digging though.