by, March 17th, 2010 at 01:36 PM (1560 Views)
LW says to me frequently: "Hey, you didn't blog today." And I respond "No , what would I blog about?" And now Aquageek has joined in. Jeez Louise indeed.
Sunday was the last time LW commented, so she must have wanted me to blog about failure. Sunday I burnt my omlette, then road the stationary bike for 90 minutes, ate a bonk breaker (pretty good) and went for a 5km swim. Sunday was my birthday, so my goal was to drink wine all day and play video games. FAIL
I am reading Championship Swimming by Sweetham right now, it is a good book, but there isn't anything congealed enough in my brain to share right now.
One change that might end up being rather critical is that I try to swim fast in exchange for a small increase in the interval. Instead of doing 1:20 base and having 5 seconds rest, I will do 1:30 base and work to have 20-25 seconds rest. Another is that I need to swim faster to swim faster
Since the meet my training in the pool and in the gym has been going very well. A roman chair (hyperextension) has been added to my home gym as well as a 75cm yoga ball and I have been working core in preparation for the Asia trip. A daily intense core workout is the plan for Asia. It looks like getting some tethered swimming in most days on the trip won't be a problem so goggles, suits, tether, bright yellow cap and tempo trainer will be taking up some valuable luggage space. One day of open water swimming is planned, which I am really excited about.