Yes Ladies and Gentlemen - This morning was a breakthrough swim.
I am sooooo stoked you can't keep my feet on the ground.
Last night I slept great, awakened a little groggy but got going right away. After a cup of coffee I was out the door and headed to the pool. My goal today was to swim some serious mileage. But i did want quality to the swim not just pounding out lap after lap.
I got in my lane right away and started my warm up - 300 yards easy and slow, stretching after every 100. I felt good, no pain in my shoulder. Legs felt fresh. After the warm up I proceeded to do drills - another 200 yards. the drills felt good to do - almost meditative. I was getting in a zone. Somehow I felt different this morning.
I started my lap swimming and planned on doing a ladder this morning. Starting at 100 and going to 500 and back down. I timed my first 100 yards at 1:30 sec. Not bad. Not bad at all. The laps went by faster than I thought they would. The 500 yard ladder was the hardest - but my time was 8:40. Could that be right? Is that possible? Did I forget a lap or two? No I recounted and I did do 500 yards. And best of all I felt great. Back down the ladder and I was happy. I was actually smiling under water.
I finished with 40 yard sprints. 5 of them. I did flip turns each one. The flip turns are getting easier and I am relaxed more during the turn. My time continues to be about 28 sec for 40 yards. I wish I could hold that pace for 1000 yards at a time. maybe someday.
Anyway I have to get in a 3 mile run this afternoon - the weather is suppose to be awesome. Yesterday I took delivery of my Thule rack for my car. This weekend I am going to go find a bike rack for it. I really want to get my bike off the back of my car and on the roof. I just seems to be too vulnerable to damage and road dust,rock, and mud. Plus the roof rack and fairing makes my car look better anyway. Hope everyone is working hard at getting hard - CAIO