This morning I was at the Rec Center when it opened at 9 a.m. Since it is A-Day, the Rec Center was only open for 2 hours today. (For the uninitiated, A-Day is the spring football game at Alabama – oh, they have one at that other school too. The game draws as many fans as I used to see at a normal fall Big Ten game. It is a different world in the SEC.) Anyway, I felt like I needed to finish the swim for myself as much as anything. Yes, I work out at least 6 days a week now and I certainly could have skipped it. I did have a great swim yesterday morning and I think based on this morning’s swim that I may have actually done closer to 12 x 50’s. Who knows? I never will know for sure. I was just going to finish out the 8 x 50s that I thought I had missed but once I was in the pool I decided to go ahead and do the whole 16 x 50’s. I did my normal 200 warm-up. I must be getting used to the pool sans heater because it did not feel that bad this morning. Then I started on the 16 x 50’s. There were only a couple of other people in the pool this morning and swim lessons were canceled due to A-Day so I didn’t have to worry about rushing. I concentrated on the things Sam and I have been working on and I was very conscious of pulling through on my stroke like Brad suggested.I have also thought about Lisa, one of the other campers. Lisa was a competitive swimmer. She pulled me aside on Sunday and gave me some advice that I really appreciated.
I felt like I had a pretty good swim. I finished the 16 x 50s and then did a 200 cool down. By that time I realized that I really did not have time to get my planned run in before the Rec Center closed. I also discovered that I didn’t have all my clothes with me. I’ll run a little later on today.
I was sorry to miss the triathlon this morning but I also realized last night that I was exhausted. I have had a busy few weeks and it was good to be able to be home, sleep in this morning (until 7 am), and have the day to catch up on overdue work.
Later today I will probably add another post about She Does Tri camp. I have a couple more to write. I hope you are not getting tired of them because there is so much to share.