Today was swim day and Yoga day!
This afternoon I did have an awesome swim! As suggested earlier I plan on doing at least 50% drills in the pool for the next while. Todays workout was 2300m with at least 1800m being drills. I find that when I do drill workouts and then put some distance in, I can feel it being easier in the water. Today was no exception. I did start somewhat hesitantly, I was beginning to feel some small aches as a result of last nights weights. As the workout moved forward I felt better and better after each length. When I am doing drills I dont time myself, it takes the passive stress out of the workout. The only clock I focus on is my rest stops. I am very strict on following my rest and use it as a good guide as I progress in my practice. I am still loving the pool, even after my workout on Tuesday where I felt like I was sinking to the bottom. I am confident that by the time my training comes along, I will be prepared for the hard workouts and able to push through them for maximum benefit!
I spent some time talking today with a co-worker who has completed 4 IM's. Although I dont work for a huge company, we have offices across Canada so you dont actually meet everyone you work with. Today I took the time to call him to introduce myself and hear about his experiences. It was a great talk. He has done IMCA, IMLP x 2 and IMWI once. His hardest race was Wisconsin which he shared with me. I enjoy hearing of all experiences, good or bad. This one happened to be bad as he crashed on his bike and ran a 6 hours marathon. But, there is something to be learned from every race and my discussion with him was nothing less than educational!
Time to go for some dinner and then enjoy a little hottub time! Cheers!