Wednesday, September 9, 2009
back swimming again
Yesterday was my first day back coaching the evening group swim, after being off for the month of August. I also got myself back in the water following the practice, after a month hiatus from all things chlorine. Yes, it appears there is a coincidence here - I seem to swim when it is convenient! I do my swim workouts right after coaching the practice, as it is so simple to just jump in the pool after being on deck for an hour. No coaching, [apparently] no swimming. Of course, if I had a triathlon coming up to train for, it may have been a different story, but anyways....
It was very refreshing to dive into the water and swim an easy 2km with lots of drills, kick, and some pull. I plan to do 2 swims a week until the New Year, as swimming is at the very bottom of my priority list. It is inevitable that I will lose some speed during this time, but there is a lot more ground to be made for me in the run as compared to in the swim. The ceiling for improvement in my run is sky-high; the ceiling for improvement in my swim is much, much less.
Friday I have to make a quick, whirlwind trip to Vancouver for work, which means catch the 7:30am flight there, which means get up at some ungodly hour like 5am. Which means I will be requiring one of these:I have to fly home that evening, so there won't be any time for training. Friday will be my day off!