Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Just Keep Swimming...
I also have to admit that I went into my first Sprint Tri (Rumpus in Bumpass) quite arrogant about the swim. I did get a swim in once a week (averaging a mile) in "preparation" for the Tri, but I had not really followed a workout. Since devoting myself to an actual Tri training plan (albeit week 9 into the program), I have had to admit that I am not as good as I thought I was (or I once was).
I have completed 2 swim workouts already this week and they BOTH have kicked my butt. I have left the pool after each of them feeling like I ran a 20 miler (which isn't quite as bad as a marathon, but close enough). Doing VO2 Max intervals and threshold sprints with merely 30 seconds of recovery is tough. All this after a 200m warm-up and a set of stroke drills and kick drills. UGH!
But do you know what? I did complete each workout. And I think the threshold sprints and the VO2 Max intervals will help me in Philly. I am excited, but definitely not as cocky as I was before.
Maybe this following a plan thing has a real purpose. Of course it DOES!
Posted by Jen at 8:44 PM