18 June 2008

Sometimes you just have to admit defeat.

This morning was swimming. It was to be my longest swim yet, 3,000 m. I was really not looking forward to it. I hadn't been looking forward to it since I saw it on the schedule last week. I was not up for this. But I got up and got everything ready this morning and headed out. Another thing I was questioning was the timing. I only had about an hour, hour 15 to swim this morning. I did not think I could do 3,000 m in that short a time. Last week 2,700 m took me an hour and 15 minutes.
But, I head out. I get to the pool and start in. I did my 4 x 50 m warm ups and couldn't think of drills to do. Huh! How's that! Couldn't think of any drills. Then it was 5 x 100m. I took off swimming hard and just couldn't keep it up. My mind kept wandering. I was looking at the stuff on the bottom of the pool, it's summer fun at the Y and the kids are in the pool every afternoon. I did my 5 x 100 and the next thing was 600m straight. Ugh!! I did it but my heart was not in it.

I was supposed to repeat these laps, 5 x 100 and 1 x 600, and then do some more 100's. I just couldn't do it. I could not see doing 3,000m. I just couldn't. I realized what was the problem. The program I have is for an Olympic distance. The Tinman is almost an Olympic. It's a 25 mile bike and 10k run, but it's not a 1500 m swim. It's only 750 m. So my program is to get me ready for 1500 m while I only need to do 1/2 of that. So I've decided that I'm only going to do the entire swim workout if I feel like it. 3,000 m is just too long for me - at this point in time. So after 1350 m I packed it in and headed to the showers. And I'm glad I did.

Michelle, yes I do use the online tracker - I love it. Speaking of which, I have zero appetite and have been forcing myself to eat all my points. I hate that. I lose the taste for food. Nothing is particularly attractive and eating becomes another chore. I hate that.

Okay, that's it for now. I should do something constructive :)

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Wow, I guess I should be careful what I wish for a but a little of that zero appetite business would suit me just fine :) Sounds like you're doing great and made a good choice with the swim. What training plan do you follow?

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