Weds - Tri training - SWIM. We did open water swimming at Mansfield Dam. Lovely! AND I did not need a noodle once! Woo hoo! I did one 400m loop and then another half loop without resting. Then we did two mass starts that were probably about 150m loops each. By the last start I was actually passing people! (I mean, I was being passed way more, but still.) I didn't need to backstroke any of the last loop.
Thurs - Off. I am a slacker.
Fri - Swimming - I did an 800m loop in my gym's lake. (Yeah, I paid extra--but my gym has a LAKE with buoys marked out at different meter distances.)
Picture hotlinked from PureAustin.com
I did the distance in a little over 31 minutes. This totally blows me away. I thought for sure it would take me at least 45 minutes to finish the swim (you swimmers pipe down, I am slow-as-hell). If feels like it is taking forever to get anywhere, but then I check my watch and it's only been 2 minutes... My heart rate got up into the 160s which is high for swimming, but I finished up alright. I still had to do a fair bit of backstroke and a couple of times just floated for a second to catch my breath. But--a HALF MILE--with no noodles and no let-me-just-hang-on-to-this-buoy-for-a-second-you-go-on-ahead.
Next week we are supposed to taper off our workouts.
The Danskin triathlon is in 9 days!
PS, knitting info and the AWESOME gift I got from Amy will appear soon. But right now I am too