I went swimming!
My legs needed a break after a tough workout last night. I was back on the track, this time with 16x400s with 200 meters recovery. I wasn’t really expecting to run all that well after a pretty miserable Monday run, and the 80+ degree/88% humidity weather wasn’t helping!
It also didn’t help that I started out WAY too fast, running with another member of our group. I knew she was faster than me, so I shouldn’t have tried to keep up!
But that didn’t last long …
Uh, yeah. I couldn’t really keep up with my 2:02 goal pace yesterday. But at least I was out there, and I finished my workout. I’m totally blaming some of those slower intervals on all the non-runners out on the track. It was really crowded last night. Walkers in the fast lanes, toddlers wandering around, kids on bikes, etc. It was driving me crazy!
I was pleasantly surprised to find it pretty quiet at the pool tonight — I got my own lane for the entire workout. I grabbed a kickboard and pool buoy and got to work.
I don’t usually follow a planned workout, though I should probably try that sometime. I just like to get in there and knock out the yards! I alternated 100s with the kickboard or buoy with freestyle and breast stroke for the first 1300 yards, taking breaks often as I got used to being in the water.
I was feeling great. I swam the last 300 yards freestyle almost continuously, and felt like I could have kept going. I figured 1600 yards / 55 minutes in the pool was plenty for my first swim of the year!