Thursday, April 18, 2013


Tuesday I didn't swim or run. The day was full with day to day stuff and there was a Drs appointment right during my normal swim time. Wednesday I swam. There were a TON of people there. I had to share a lane with some guy. I was all self conscious so I started off with kicking and then started my normal swimming once everyone started leaving and I could get a lane of my own. I ended up doing 1700 in 43.15. It took my 14 min to do 500 and that's cause I kicked all of it. 

Today it was busy again. I didn't have to share a lane (yay!) I really hope this doesn't become a new thing. I enjoy just being the only one there swimming laps. Today I felt strong. It was nice. 

L1- 2.08.46
L2- 2.36.55
L3- 2.06.30
L4- 2.36.61
L5- 2.21.19
(500 in 11.49.11)

L6- 2.25.21
L7- 2.34.38
L8- 2.31.30
L9- 2.36.70
L10- 2.33.98
L11- 2.06.46
L12- 2.29.56
L13- 2.41.22
L14- 2.38.54
L15- 2.47.27
L16- 2.49.40

Total: 1800 in 44.56.11

Today I tried paying attention to my strokes when it came to freestyle. I wanted to make sure that I took nice long strokes and practiced breathing from both sides. One thing I noticed was I have a stronger stroke when I breath to my left, but I'm  weaker breathing to that side. So, today when I swam I made sure to switch off and on between my left and right sides. I also noticed that my body naturally went into a dolphin kick when I pushed off the sides. My body is starting to get back into the groove of swimming. I was amazed that I was able to do my 500 in 11.49. That's my fastest one yet. I'm trying to figure out when the best time to start adding running would be. Do I do it before a couple hours earlier in the morning when everyone is still sleeping? Or do I do it right before I swim? Or do I wait later in the day? I don't know. I just know that I would enjoy adding running to my routine again. I just have to figure out a time when it doesn't take away from family time. 

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