Saturday, April 13, 2013

Swimming+running=AWESOME!

Guess what came in the mail yesterday... A waterproof iPod Shuffle from AudioFlood!! I was SOOO excited to use it today, but due to user error I was dumb and didn't charge it. Lame! Oh well, it's charging now and I will use it on Monday. The headphones though are pretty awesome. I used them on the treadmill this morning while I ran 5k and watched a couple shows on History and Discovery. They kept me distracted and the headphones blocked out all the sound around me so all I focused on was the show. 

You know what's awesome about swimming... it makes running SOOO much easier. I ran 5k this morning like it was NOTHING. My legs didn't ache, my breathing was normal, and most of all, I felt strong. 

After the run I showered off and then went to the pool. I felt nice and warmed up. My arms and legs were ready to go, plus the cool water felt awesome after a hot run. My watch only goes up to 30 laps so, I changed it so each lap=100. I wasn't too sure how I'd do with that just cause it's tough to keep count sometimes, but it seemed to work well. I just messed up once. Today I ended up doing  1300 in 31.53! LOVE it!!

FREE/BREAST
L1-2.17.21
L2-2.02.79
L3-2.43.68
L4-2.44.07
L5-2.43.06
(500 in 12.31.71)
KICK
L6-2.36.54
L7-2.31.17
L8-2.37.26
L9-2.35.74
PULL
L10-2.07.02
L11-2.29.27
FREE/BREAST
L12-2.06.60
L13-2.17.70

TOTAL: 31.53.01

I felt good today. I felt strong. I even pushed it a few times and swam free as fast as I could. The best part about this week of swimming.... I'm down 2.6 pounds this week!!! Yes!!! Now, if I can just keep this up it'd be awesome!!