I am going to keep these posts short as I’d like to keep up with a blog on my training at least for the next two months while I am traveling.
I looked forward to swimming this morning at the North County Aquatic Center.
I will most likely be in the Vero Beach area for the next three weeks so it made sense to invest the $16 in a pass for the month instead of paying a whopping $3 per session (senior citizen discount LOL!)
There were long course lanes available so I took the opportunity since it is something I never get to do at home. I’ve also decided to go back and start with the first tempo trainer practice I did in the pool a couple of weeks ago.
I realized I was very tense, maybe a result of three days driving. So, I focused on relaxed head, relaxed arms, breathing thru my 400 tune up. I’m slow, and seem to be taking more strokes than I remember in the past (40 +/- for each 50 meter length). I’m hoping to see improvement over the next few weeks.
I took the easy way out and rather than write everything down I’ll rely on my Garmin 910XT file for feedback. I did not “rush” to mark laps, I’m hoping to see myself get back closer to a 1:50 hundred with practice and focus on my form.
Healthy breakfast and off for some exploring of the area. I hope to get in an easy run later today of about 4 miles.
In spite of an afternoon of exploring and a margarita at lunch, I did come home and get that 4 mile run done. Felt pretty good, found a hard packed dirt road through some abandoned orange groves and totally enjoyed an easy, steady build run.
Came home and made dinner from my favorite site — 5 Ingredient Monday: Seared Chicken Thighs over Cauliflower Puree!