Passed the mile mark.

This morning's swim was awesome. I did slightly over 1 mile in just under an hour. WOOOHOOO!!! I actually could have kept going but I had to get to work. When I began my swim I just could not seem to get it together. I couldn't coordinate my breathing (I kept sucking water), my arms felt like lead weights, and my legs didn't seem to be functioning. After my warm up laps I was ready to call it a day I felt so clumsy, but I just kept going and eventually it got better. On the laps when I really pushed myself my times are improving and that's really all I want out of life :)

I have found a problem though. I have not too much trouble getting up in the morning to go swimming and I feel just incredible when I'm done, but by the end of the day I'm exhausted. At first I thought I was tired from getting up early but I get up the same time on all the other days. I realized that on the days I run in the morning I'm not near as tired at night as when I swim. So, what to do?? Since there are just not enough days in the week to do all I want to do I have to train at night also, but how am I going to do that if I'm so tired?? I don't know. Maybe I need to take a little power nap, 10-15 minutes would probably do me just right. And it's not that I do really hard training at night (I save that for morning when I'm fresh). I generally just lift weights and ride the trainer. I save the hard rides for the weekend, during the week is just easy spinning, with some small sprints thrown in, and time in the saddle. I don't know. I'll have to figure something out.

Well, that's it. It's friday and I really could not be happier. It's ProBowl weekend here on Oahu and what a freakin' zoo. There are pro football players everywhere and the crowds they attract. Hubby is going to the game on Sunday. It's the only pro game he gets living here on a rock in the middle of the ocean. He used to be a 49er season ticket holder so it was serious withdrawal when we moved over here. But this is his weekend. So Sunday I'll get in a long bike ride (the roads will be empty with everyone at the game) and an ocean swim (have to see how all this pool work translates into open water). Saturday I have a run on the schedule and the rest of the weekend will be vegging around; actually I have some stuff I want to do around the house.

Okay, that's allllllll folks..... I must get off my butt and do some work.


nancytoby said…
My swimming always feels totally uncoordinated for about the first 15-20 minutes. Then I have a few good moments and then I'm tired.

I also get VERY tired from swimming. Like I need a nap. Maybe it's partly because my neck and shoulders get very tired from it.
backofpack said…
Take the nap! I totally believe in naps. I think you are right 10 or so minutes will make a world of difference.

Okay, now I'm curious about an open water swim in the ocean. Do you get past the waves, then swim? Or are you swimming in a bay?
La said…
Swimming always makes me tired, too, which is why I stopped going in the morning. My perfect time is right after work so that I can go home, eat (I'm always FAMISHED after a swim) and chill out for a while before going to bed. Most masters clubs here are either very early in the morning or late at night, neither of which works for me.

Anyway, congrats on your swim today! It sounds like you made good progress.
Ellie said…
Great swim! Congratulations!
Bolder said…
a one mile swim takes a lot out of me... i think a nap is a good idea, as long as it is under 20 mins...

great job on the one miler though! that's excellent progress!

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