Wednesday, June 08, 2011
T-minus 2 1/2 weeks...
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 at 8:57 AM
Last night, Jennifer and I swam the farthest we've ever swam. We started with a five lap warmup and then went for it. My training plan had me swimming 2000 yards, but I ended up swimming 2250. It was pretty great. I forgot my stop watch, so I just swam right next to Jenn the whole way so she could keep track of how many laps we swam. I have the hardest time counting my laps. Anything over five is a struggle. I felt pretty strong the whole time, but I noticed some pain in my shoulder part way through. I tried to analyze my stroke to see what was going on. I think I found that I tweak my shoulder in a weird way on every stroke. That'll have to get fixed, because I'm pretty sore today. When we were done, the lifeguard asked us how many laps we swam. She seemed impressed that we dominated 45 laps. It wasn't amazingly fast, but it gave us confidence about swimming the distance. The Bear Lake swim course is perfect for me because I'm a "right-side-breather." It looks like I'll be able to see the buoys on my right side when I breath.
Today, although it's supposed to be a high in the mid 90's today, my plan is to go for a 50 mile ride this afternoon once I'm out of class. I'm afraid I'm going to melt out there, but with tons of hydration, I think I'll be good. Hopefully I won't have any flats or anything else.
Blessings to you all as you train. Thanks for reading!
Posted by Matthew Smith at 8:57 AM