Swim in the lane with the fast guys.
Seriously. I have to say that I am really thankful for my swim coach because she is definitely pushing me. Encouraging me to do a 1500m timed swim instead of 750m to see how fast I can go. Including A LOT of speedwork in our workouts. This morning I woke up to big, fluffy flakes of snow. (Yes, after 12C weather yesterday, there was a huge amount of snow falling this morning…) Inclement weather like that always results in a pretty small group for swimming. Swim coach Rhonda wanted me to swim with someone so she asked the two fast guys to move over into my lane. And yeah…fear is a good motivator because I was so worried about getting run over by these guys. After a warm up we had a timed 300m swim. After that we broke it down:
- 2 x 150m
- 4 x 75m
- 6 x 50m
- 12 x 25m
I failed miserably on trying to keep up on the longer sets, mostly because I would lose them at the turnaround at the wall. Once I started in on my 50m sets Rhonda told me to just try to hang on and to really try to be efficient at the wall so I wouldn’t lose them. And yeah…guess what? I was able to hang on! Some of it may have been to the benefit of drafting…but it felt good to be able to keep up half decently. So will I move into the lane with the fast kids? Um…probably not unless Rhonda makes me… I was really thankful that she pushed me this morning though!
One other interesting note? I got out of the water, looked down…and noticed some weird white stuff on my suit. What happened? Upon closer inspection my suit was starting to fall apart! I threw it out right away at the Y since I don’t want to forget and wind up wearing that one again!
This evening was our first spin session at Crestmont. We moved here since Bow is now open later in the evenings so spin sessions there aren’t possible. Angie warned us that tonight’s workout was going to be 1:40 long. My legs were feeling dead when I got home from work and I really didn’t know how this spin class was going to go. I figured I’d probably perk up once I got there though. Thankfully the energy just flowed once I was there and I knocked out a really great spin workout. Thanks Angie!
As a total aside…I got sucked into the vortex known as The Bachelor last night and didn’t get to bed until almost midnight. I have avoided The Bachelor for so many seasons, but I got sucked into the finale with promises of a shocking ending and a leaked story that he was going to change his mind. Anyhow… Getting up at 4:30 sucked… Then I sat in a training class all day, broken up with a lunch and learn on a piece of software I want to start using at work. My brain was so sore…