Rest day today
Slept in until 0530 and was at the pool by 0600. Put my thermometer in and it read 80! HALLELUJAH!!! I actually felt a TINY chill when I got in. Of course this immediately worried me that 80 degree water could cause me to chill at all. I might be getting soft. I shower at the gym during the weekdays and the water there is hot. Only 2 cold showers per week.
3 x 100
200 good pulling
5 x 50 fly on the 1:30
5 x 50 free on the minute
500 free open turns
I really wanted to do more but I'm forcing myself to take it easy today. I have spent a lot of time thinking about my daily routine from Tuesday through Thursday and I'm pretty sure my 15+ hour days are starting to wear me down a tiny bit.
Talked to Sylle yesterday and he recommended I change the cadence of my fly. I sped it up some but still struggled. I am starting to wonder if maybe...MAYBE I don't have the right body composition to try such an endeavor. He is taller and thinner than me so this probably helps. I wonder...Am I "too fat to fly"? I'll keep adjusting and trying but if I don't see some serious improvements in Feb, I might ditch the idea of crossing Bear Lake 7 mile doing fly. I am finding NO joy in swimming fly for now. I keep at it but when I don't see ANY improvement, it gets me frustrated.