Thursday, October 21, 2010

Nailed it.

I totally nailed it in the pool today. I can't really explain why I felt so strong in the pool today other than it was just meant to be. I guess all the planets were in total alignment for me today, pushing me forward to a much stronger, relaxed and more graceful stroke. I really felt like for the first time in ages that my swim is 70.3 ready.

My arms were just cutting through the water with minimal effort. I had a total feel for the water that I have not felt before. Could this be the beginning of an awesome 6 months of training. I think so. This is going to be so exciting. Even though I had 1 1/2 days off for rest I still think I am making really good progress and this is only after 3 weeks on my program.

As per my Set B program, it called for a 3.5km. This sort of distance doesn't really bother me anymore. It's almost comforting to know that I can knock these sets out without too much effort now.
  • 400m Warm up
  • 6 x 50m drills with 15 sec rest
  • 4 x 500m - 1st 100m hard (I did them all between 1:15 & 1:17) the following 400m aerobic.
  • 8 x 50m (odds hard, evens easy)
  • 400m cool down
I had a really nice compliment today from a friend of mine in the pool. He said " I know you could swim Barb, but I never really knew how well until today. I had real trouble trying to keep up with you". What a sweet heart. It's not until I hear stuff like that, that I feel really good about myself. I see him as a good swimmer, so to know that I can swim faster than him makes me feel strong.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage