Alarm went off at 0430. I turned it off and said to myself, "Rest Day". I laid back down and instead of seeing myself falling back asleep, I got a CRYSTAL CLEAR picture of the USMS FLOG page in my head and how there would be a missing spot for this week. I immediately got out of bed...NOPE! The thought of an empty spot scared me too much.
5 x 200 (1,3,5 swim 2 kick, 4 drill)
3 x 200 Not hitting the times I want. Was not happy but not doing to get down on myself considering it is still the first week
2 x 200 pull
2 x 200 swim with snorkel
2 x 200 pull with snorkel
200 HARD. I hit 2:43 Decent time
100 hard. Got 1:12
50 hard. Got :29
Did easy 50's until my lap counter hit the number 70.
I did something today that I felt an IMMEDIATE impact when I did it. When I did my 200,100, and 50 hard. When I was done, I was gasping for air. I did not let myself get full breaths. I put my snorkel in my mouth and put my face in the water. I was able to breathe but it was limited. I could still feel my lungs "flexing" for air even though I was breathing. I was getting air just in limited amounts. It was really tough but holy cow I know my lungs were opening up! Great way to raise your oxygen threshold.