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Cross Training Day: 1000 Meter Swim

Posted Oct 12 2009 10:01pm
I had one of those awful, tossing and turning type of nights! My body felt exhausted but for some reason I just could not fall asleep? And because of the crappy night of sleep I was off pretty much the entire day!

I had an afternoon conference call that lasted until about 4:30 and then it was off to the gym for a swim. I have a sprint triathlon coming up on Sunday so I really wanted to focus on form, breathing and sighting. The swim portion of the Tri is only 300 meters so I decided to do 300 meters in the pool at while breathing every other stroke on my right side. This is 12 laps in the 25 meter pool. I used the lap clock and after the 12 laps my time was 6 minutes and 5 seconds. That is a little over 2 minutes per 100 meters which for me is a pretty decent time. Now I probably won't be able to maintain this pace in the open water of the lake on Sunday but it is a nice confidence booster to hit that time!

Then for the next 700 meters I would do ten easy strokes focusing on my form and then look up to work on sighting. Then repeat! After I hit lap 40 I decided to call it a day. My legs, ankles and feet were feeling some fatigue from yesterday's run.

Tomorrow is a running day. Annie and I will get up early to do it but I am not sure what we are supposed to do? We switched over the the Hal Higdon training program and she has been planning it all out and I think took it to work with her? Guess it will be a surprise! Probably be a 4-5 mile run.

Thanks for Reading,

Jeff
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