This morning I did 48 lengths of the 25m pool (3/4 mile) at a relatively even (albeit slow) methodical pace. It felt good to be back in the pool. I always feel like that when I swim. Even though it's the hardest thing to get out of bed at 3am to go swimming, once I'm in the water, and my body is acclimated to the temperature, I tune out the world and just relax.
I was alone in the pool for the first half of my workout (just the way I like it) and then someone started a solo Aqua Aerobics session in the lane beside me. And right as I was wrapping up my laps another swimmer came in. I only had 2 more lengths to go so I finished them quickly and let him have the lane. It wasn't crowded but it's so much nicer when you have the lane to yourself...
...especially when you swim as slowly & methodically as I do.
Because I was up so early when I got back home I had enough time to shower AND take a "nap" before I actually had to get ready for work. Had I thought about the most efficient utilization of my time I would have done some of my physical therapy exercises until my "get ready for work" alarm went off. But I didn't think about efficiency. I thought about my bed, and sleep, and how much I wanted to be asleep in my bed...
(that's me pretending to sleep... no one actually takes pictures of me sleeping at 5am. Hopefully)
I did a lot better with hydration today but my legs are still sore. I don't run again until tomorrow evening so hopefully they will feel much better by then. I hate going into a running session with already sore muscles from a previous run. But, at the same time, I know that it will take a while for my legs to get accustomed to a new running gait, which means it might take longer to recover between runs. It helps that I have the month of April to settle into it before full marathon training starts in May. Plus, as of next week I will start my Chi Running class so that
In four days Kai will be turning 14! I was looking through pictures today and came across a few from when she was younger. Sometimes I wish I could go back and pause these moments for a little. Six year old "problems" are so much easier than teenager problems ;)
Time goes by so fast :(
What was your workout routine today? Cross training or running (or both)?
What's your favorite swimming stroke? What's your least favorite?
- my favorite is (currently): breaststroke (but it used to be freestyle)
- my least favorite is: butterfly (mainly cause I look like I'm drowning when I do it)
Do you prefer to swim fast and pack in an intense cardio workout, or swim slowly and take a more relaxed approach?