Arrived at Steiner again at 0545 but this time I was timing Josh first.
Josh did his 5k and looked good through the whole thing.
The minute he finished I was ready and got in. Did a 300 WU and was ready. I had been stretching a bit and felt okay.
I decided to forget about how I did yesterday and focus on stroke count per 50.
Josh started counting for me then immediately after I started, Gordon arrived and took over. It is nice having your swim friends there to help you along.
If I do around 50 strokes per 50 LCM then it's good.
1000 - 16:59
2000 - 34:41
3000 - 53:03
4000 - 1.11:54
5000 - 1.30:30
My goal was to go under 1.30 but oh well. Just missed it. Each time I tried to pick it up the last 2k, I could my legs tighten up from all the flip turns yesterday. I tried to push it with 500 left but could feel puke rising up so I had to back down.
I focused on my stroke and keeping smooth as much as I could. I could feel myself wearing out with about 1000 left so I asked Gordon to walk the deck with me more to keep me motivated.
Overall I felt good about today...better than yesterday at least!
Thank you Josh and Gordon for helping me out and cheering me on. I'm seriously grateful to have friends like you.
On a side note, my crew for my Bear Lake swim seems to be set! Next week I only need to swim around 5 miles. NICE!!!
5000 LCM total