And so I'm back in the water. I WAS going to get up at 0400 and be at the pool at 0430 like a good boy but when the alarm went off, I complained to my wife of a stomach ache (TOTAL LIE) and went right back to sleep! I had to go to the gym after work to get my swim in. I was happy and unhappy with this swim. I was happy to be back but was unhappy with how poor my stroke has become so quickly and how tired I got so fast. I only did one mile but I was sucking air at the end. My arms and shoulders were stiff and I even though I know better, I just didn't expect to slip so much. Idiot me.
I finished one mile and hopped out and when I went to shower, I decided to try to mimic what Gords does and take only a cold shower after my swim. I started the shower and left it on cold. Some things came clear to me immediately:
1. This shower was going to be VERY fast.
2. I was cold but did start to get used to it after a minute....which is about when I was finishing.
3. I was making very vocal and hyperventilating breaths that no man should be making while alone and naked in a gym shower.
Well I wanted to get at least a mile in before I start my formal training. I am meeting with Gords and Josh tomorrow at the GSL and we may be getting filmed. We also have some discussing to do about maybe training for the IISA.