Saturday, February 25, 2012

25Feb12

I feel freaking fantastic.  I'm glad I swam yesterday despite how I felt.  Got up at 0600 and got some breakfast, rested a bit and was at the pool ready to go when they opened at 0700.
On the way to the pool, I swung by the post office and mailed in my contract and deposit check for the Outrider boat that will escort me across Catalina.  
Today's workout was a pace day.  I had long sets holding a specific pace per 100.  The first set I did was the longest and each one got a little bit shorter.  I was able to hold pace pretty easy for the first hour then when the 2nd hour started, I had to really focus on my stroke to keep my pace on time.  On one set, I nearly had to sprint the last 50 to make it on time.  I'm happy to say that I made every single time and held my pace exactly how I should have.  Some parts were really tough but I stuck it out and pushed myself to keep going and not to fall behind on time.
When I got done, I just was hungry for more and threw on another 1300 to finish today at 7000.  I left the pool feeling proud of myself, happy I did 7k, and most important, I was hungry for more!  I can't wait till Monday!
It's days like today where I'm REALLY focused and I'm swimming great that makes me remember why I love swimming so much and why I'm training the way I do.  I feel a new sense of importance with my swims now and I'm showing it.  I seriously want to head back to the pool right now and do another 5000!

7000 today

2 comments:

  1. Nice job! What was the difference today? Breakfast? More sleep?

    After Monday's swim, I have slacked off the rest of the week and only made it to the pool one more time. I'm looking forward to getting back into it on Monday morning.

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  2. Difference was I got a good night sleep. I was up early enough to eat something too.
    You gotta keep at it with the pool Josh. I'm over 25k this week.

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