- I had to break out the running tights and gloves because cold weather was blowing in.
- I managed to get stuck at every single stop light on the way out and back.
- About 15 minutes in I hit the wall.
Seriously… My legs turned to jelly and my hands were feeling a bit shaky in that kind of “I need some sugar now” kind of way. Completely odd since I had a snack before the run. Thank goodness it was only a 20 minute run! I got back to the office, drank a pop and scarfed down some food and felt better. Just after I finished eating it started to snow. Heavily. Pretty glad I managed to avoid that!!
I can’t make it to my swimming clinic tomorrow morning so I opted to head to the pool after work today instead. I browsed through all of my swim workout cards in my little Ziploc baggie and debated between a 2300m sprint workout or a 2100m endurance swim. I figured that since every workout with the swim clinic is a sprint workout these days I’d go for the endurance swim instead. It was gloriously quiet at the pool. Just a few people swimming and no worries about getting conked on the head with a noodle like at my pool in the evenings. I shared a lane with one guy for awhile, but halfway through I was on my own. The workout was:
- 200m swim
- 200m drills
- 200m kick
- 200m swim
- 600m continuous swim, rest 0:20
- 400m continuous swim
- …followed by a few sprints and a cool down
Since I didn’t have to worry about keeping up I just stayed calm, thought about my breathing, and thought a lot about how I was moving in the water. Was I feeling efficient? Was I feeling strong? It was nice to have that quiet time in the pool to just swim and enjoy the feeling of how I was moving in the water. I needed that chance to get back in touch with that feeling so that I won’t get quite as frantic when I try to keep up with my lane mates at the clinic. Yup, it was a good swim!