Tough day that turned good. I did not feel well on Sunday and did not eat well. I also went to bed late and did not have a good night sleep. All a great combo for a longer swim today! Smart....
I got to JN around 0510 and saw Josh already there. The plan was to do 5 miles today. Josh and I chatted for a couple seconds then off we went. I am used to the first couple of miles of not feeling that great and being stiff and cranky. Today was much worse. I was at about mile 1.5 when I considered bagging the swim and going home. I was just TIRED. I got out after 2 miles and went to my car. I ate a buzz bite and took some Advil. Went back in and started feeling a bit better as 3 miles was almost up. Ate a half a Swiss Cake Roll then chatted with Josh for a few minuets as he was done. Mile 4 felt good and I picked up my pace a bit. My next feed was fast and I went onto mile 5 as fast as I could. I swam pretty strong the last mile and felt great. My body was feeling awake and good now and my mind was really busy so the time went by fast.
When I started, I felt miserable. When I finished, I actually thought, "That's it?!, that was fast!"
Maybe it is a coincidence but I did not feel good until Josh was gone. This has happened before. I think he comes in and absorbs the lake's mojo and I feel like garbage. When he is gone, I feel better and the mojo is mine. Or is could be that I just stink until mile 3 -4 and he is leaving when I am finally getting going. Not sure. Further testing is needed.
Short day tomorrow and LONG day Wed. Still waiting for my swimmer buddy to arrive in the mail. I WANT MY NEW TOY!!!
5 miles OW