Yesterday was my second swim since my 70.3 race. The first was a group swim -- not that it doesn't count, but it's a different mentality going in.
I was not feeling the swim session at first. Just felt like I slogging through the water. After my warm-up I started feeling better -- thank goodness, because I had 5 sets of descending intervals for my main set.
In the end I did awesome -- and was happy. It's been a while since I've swam in the 25 yard pool, so I knew times would be faster, but I did PR at 1:45/100 yd. and that was my last interval of the night after swimming 2800 yds. I could barely break 2 minutes last year, so I'm making progress. I love when something happens so I can actually see it.
Some of my race plans have changed. I added a 2 mile swim race to my schedule and changed my race at Redman to the 70.3 distance again. I know I can do better than I did last year. Not 24 hours after my race, coach told me my time-to-beat for Redman... I'll take that as a hint I should be dropping the full aquabike and take on the 70.3 again. I know he's right. He generally is. LOL I just wanted a Summer of light running. Yeah, it was laziness making the choice. It gets hot here, dangit!
Frankly, training for the 70.3 is easier on my home-work-family balance. I'm going to be making some changes to my schedule as soon as my Daughter's schedule permits. I think it will go something like this:
Monday (AM) Masters Swim
Tuesday (AM) Spin & Weights
Wednesday (AM) Weights
Wednesday (PM) Bike/Brick? (Unless Hubs wants to Brick)
Thursday (AM)Spin & Weight
Friday (AM) Masters Swim
Saturday (AM) Long Run
Sunday (AM) Long Bike
I really need another day of Weights. Not sure where to fit it in.
Friday is my "Off" day with having just a swim. Works on paper. Just have to see how it works in real life! Now with 2 triathletes in the family, we have to figure out how everyone gets their time!