I was back at the pool this morning. As much as I tried to convince myself not to go, I found myself staring into the water blankly at 6:15… as usual. The pool has been unusually busy this week and today was no exception. I jumped in a shared lane and did 400 warm up but still didn’t really have a plan for the workout. I toyed with the idea of making this an endurance day by swimming a slightly shorter overall distance, but swimming a longer distance main set. I felt fine on the warmup so I went with it. I decided to do 1000 yards with a pull buoy and then 200 straight swim and call it a day.
Of course, half way through the swim I found myself surrounded by other swimmers and had to stop for a second to explain that I was in the middle of a long run, going kind of slow and that we needed to circle swim and they could just tap me and I would let them by. It was a little irritating at first buy I got over it and it really wasn’t an issue.
A thousand yards in a 25 yard pool is MONOTONOUS. The hardest part is keeping count of your laps. I felt very comfortable the whole way, didn’t kick at all and probably should have swam harder as I wasn’t really even tired at the end of it. I do think, though, that if I am going to do longer distances I should really save it for open water. I’m glad I did it, but it was a little boring.
I’m hoping to get a run or ride in today as well and then another good ride in tomorrow, possibly a longer brick? Sunday is open right now and then Monday (man I love long weekends!) the club is doing an open water swim at this cool old quarry with a lake that is very narrow and about 500 yards long. That should be fun. Next week will be my last good week for training and then the week after that I travel for a couple of days so I will have to train as I can. Two weeks until my first open water triathlon!