Sunday 20 October 2013

Long time No Swim (a complete wash out)

The war wounds from last Saturday's efforts have just about healed, and it no longer hurts when I raise my arms above my head. So I was feeling like I could enter the fray again....

I therefore made it to Consett Masters this afternoon, my first pool session for 5 weeks, and I can confirm that (a) the swim was very painful and (b) I was absolutely hopeless.

It all bodes very unfavourably for the Nationals next weekend. But to quote Lao Tzu the ancient Chinese philosopher "a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" and I guess I've got to start somewhere.

So back to today but where was everybody? I was in a lane on my own which was good because it meant I wasn't in anyone's way; but bad as there was no one to draft off. I also (very unusually for me) dipped out about 10 minutes early, citing and this is an entirely novel excuse for me "I need to do my laundry" oh my god! whatever next.

3 x 100 free @ 2mins (should've been 4 but I was late)
4 x 66 free @ 1:30
4 x 33 free @ 60s
3 x 100 free @ 1:50
3 x 66 free @ 1:20
3 x 33 free @ 40s
2 x 100 free @ 1:40
1 x 66 free @ 1:10 should be 2 x 66 @ 60 s but too knackered and missed 2nd repeat
1 x 100 free @ 1:30
should be a 1 x 66 @ 60 s but too knackered and missed turn around time
1 x 33
233 swim down
2000 metres

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