I had a hectic and busy night working prior to my ritualistic Saturday morning swim at Lucky’s Lake. My swim started smooth and relaxed and stayed that way the entire swim. Where I normally am tired and gasping for air before the first buoy, I was feeling strong and relaxed. I even started with the main group of people, passing and bumping into others along the way to a smooth and relaxed crossing. When I say smooth and relaxed, I am really referring to not stopping or flipping on my back. I am realizing having a great swim start is about staying relaxed and starting out slower than normal and picking up the pace. Just like running, what a concept. LOL
I could only do one crossing due to my son’s basketball games starting at 9:30. After watching his game and before the 2pm start of my daughter’s game I had about an hour and a half to get my ride in and say goodbye to the final summer league basketball games, I was off to the speed portion of my bike workout. Even though i was rushed and not having any water to start with I was still feeling really strong (luckily I can fuel along the West Orange Trail. I was able to maintain all of my HR goals and really felt like I could do more. I am really liking the adjustment to my schedule where the heavier workout days are on the days I am not working (Wednesday and Thursday morning). I’m feeling more refreshed and energized instead of overwhelmed and tired. It is good to have coaching feedback.