Well, today was my first workout since last Tuesday – a week and two days. I don’t feel like I was slacking – there were storms, then we moved a bunch of stuff all weekend and on Monday and Tuesday. The moving stuff counted as exercise, I think. It definitely worked me. Yesterday I didn’t do anything because … well, because I needed a rest. And it was good. But today was the first structured workout in over a week. I’m happy with it. It was a little short, but I worked hard, and the sprint triathlons’ swim distances are usually between a quarter and a half mile. So now I’m back to it. Tomorrow: Bike.
I swam today, my first workout in over a week. Good one, too. I swam a half mile all at once, no breaks. took me 20 minutes and 20 seconds, which is my fastest half mile so far. Unfortunately, I pushed myself a tad too far. I was going to try to go a full mile today, but after pushing hard for the first half mile I couldn’t go on. I tried doing a warm-down 1/4 mile with extra pushes off the side of the pool, but after doing 100 yards I just couldn’t continue. So I did a float-on-my-back lap as a final cool down and left.