As promised (to myself), I started my first day of triathlon training today. My plans were to wake up at 6:00am, but my summer laziness is in high gear and I didn't actually get out of the house until 6:55am. Thankfully, Josh was also having a lazy morning and he was still in bed (with a wide-awake Camdyn) when I left.
For my swim workouts, I have to go to a different Pure Fitness gym, since the one closest to me does not have a pool. Above you can see the pool I swim in. Dressing in my black speedo and toting around my swim cap and goggles makes me a little reminiscent of high school, mainly because that is that last time I swam. My workout today was the following:
2 X 50 easy
4 X 25 hard
2 X 200 race pace (strong, but sustainable)
2 X 50 easy
So easy! In high school, Coach Ward would work us for 2 hours straight and I would see something like 8 X 200 on the board. However, as I found out, my swimming fitness is not what it was in high school. Although I am reasonably in shape, you don't need much arm strength to run a marathon. In swimming, I find it's almost all arms. My left arm started burning by the time I hit the 25's. When I get tired, I find that my hips start mirroring my arms making me look like a seal having a seizure. While this may be very entertaining to a spectator, it's not the most efficient swimming technique.
My left arm is still sore and my workout was five hours ago. Plus, the session was only twenty minutes and I felt like I had worked pretty hard. Oh swimming, you can still beat me up.
I need to work on this.