Finish The Set
Another day where my motivation was low . . . but I ground on through anyway.
To begin with, there was the whole thing of getting out of bed - after an early night, I’d had nearly nine hours’ sleep, but the bed was sooo warm, and the bedroom freezing cold.
Then there was the drive into Ashington - I passed a recently flipped car, with the driver standing next to it looking pretty shaken. I wasn’t the first there, but stopped anyway to make sure that no-one was still in the car.
Then the pool. I’m now less than 21 weeks from my date with destiny, and from here on in it gets serious. Wednesdays’ are for endurance swimming - my plan is to start here at 2000m, and add 100m to the session each week, to take me up to the full race distance in time for taper.
So I had 2000m to do. My target race pace is 2:30/100m, which’ll give me about a 1:40 split on the swim. So I set my watch on a 2:30 countdown and set off. It was really tempting to bale out after the 15th rep though - my logic was
Hey - that’s a mile . That’s a long way to swim!
But I knew that wasn’t what I had in my plan, so I stayed in and did my last 5 sets. The result was that I’ve been walking round feeling smug all day, and my confidence in swimming has gone up a couple of octaves.
It was actually pretty easy - my only problem was not undershooting the time by too far. A 10-15 second recovery after each 100m was fine, but any more would have changed the workout too much - it’s a 3800m swim on race day, not 38 x 100m with a huge rest after each!
- Type: Swim
- Date: 02/03/2010
- Time: 07:00:00
- Total Time: 00:50:00.00
- Calories: 365
- Distance: 2,000 m
- Average Pace: 2:30.13/100m