Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Swimming Therapy

by Meghann on May 22, 2013

The pool is quickly becoming my favorite place to zone out and recharge. After a very long weekend of work, I couldn’t wait to jump in the pool on Monday morning. Since the rest of my team was in the pool earlier in the morning, I was on my own at 8:00. The sun was out, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and the pool was so quiet and serene.

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I had a lane all to myself (a rarity during the peak afternoon hours) and followed the first workout of my Ironman training plan. Unfortunately, time wasn’t on my side so I had to cut the workout short. I need to work on that. Obviously 3000 yds is going to take more than an hour to complete.

It felt so good to be in the water. I seriously could have stayed there all day if I didn’t have a job to get to. It was like all the stress from the weekend melted away and I was able to start the week fresh and recharged. If only that feeling would last forever!

This week has been busy, and I’m afraid my days will continue to remain busy until November. But luckily I still have the pool to fall back to when I need it.

I had another session this afternoon. This time my team was there and we were able to all zone out together. All of our lives are very busy at the moment, so I’m thankful we have this time together each week.

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Tonight’s swim was a longer ladder workout. There wasn’t a lot of talking between sets, just a lot of swimming.

The workout:

  • 200 Warm-up
  • 300 Steady
  • 100 Kick
  • 2 x 150 @ 3:10
  • 100 Kick
  • 4 x 75 @ 1:45
  • 100 kick
  • 6 x 50 @ 1:00
  • 100 kick
  • 15 x 25 @ :40
  • 100 kick
  • 200 Cool Down
  • Total: 2500

Again, I felt like I could have kept swimming forever. Definitely a good sign going into Ironman training!

Lookie what I purchased!

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I’m sad the photographers missed me in front of the VAB building, but at least I got a good on in front of the launch pad. This baby is getting framed! It’s also first official triathlon race photo I’ve purchased.

Derek and I are planning a date night for the weekend. Any suggestions? I’m thinking Great Gatsby might be involved, I re-read the book last fall and am dying to see the movie! Anyone seen it? Any good?

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