Tuesday, May 1, 2012
I Hate Swimming...
I got to the pool and I started my swim. After about 10 laps, I just didn't want to swim anymore. So I stopped at the wall after about 600 yards. I was really trying to figure out a way to break up the swim by maybe doing some 250's, or 100's, but nothing seem to get me excited about swimming. I really did not want to log a 600 yard swim, so I decided to man up and give it another go. I felt strong in the pool. It wasn't a problem of being too tired physically, I just didn't want to be there. So I stopped at 1000 yds and headed to the locker room.
So all day I have been wondering what my deal was? One thing I thought might have contributed to my apathy was that I have almost swam as many yards this year as I did last year! In 2011, I swam 84,992 yards and in 4 months of 2012, I have already swam 67, 831 yards, which does explain my swim time improvements. I still have about 2 more weeks of good training, then a taper week, then my Olympic Tri. After that, I start training for my HIM in Sept, so I know I will crush 2011 numbers in the water!
I feel like I am in the best shape of my life at 40! (Still no six pack either), and I know that I could go out right now and PR my Olympic triathlon. My confidence is high, so I am just going to count it up as one of those days. My next swim is scheduled for Thursday, it is going to be 2100 yards. I will Bring it!