Back in the Pool!
After several weeks of not being able to swim post surgery, I finally got back in the pool today and did a solid 1200m. I decided to keep the workout short so I wouldn’t overdo it on the wrist, but I wasn’t in the slightest bit of pain the entire time. Yeah! Also, I didn’t realize how much the cast was holding me back. I got in the pool and was easily keeping 1:40/100m pace and didn’t have any problem kicking up to 1:20/100m. Mind you, before, I was averaging closer to 1:50-2:00 comfortably. Man, fiberglass sucks! Still a crappy swimmer, but at least there is hope now. I’m hoping I can get down to a 1:30 before the Boulder Tri, but we’ll see how that goes, I’m a little short on time for that.
On the bike front, all is good. I spent the week doing four separate threshold sessions (2×20) and felt stronger with each passing interval. On Tuesday I’ll do another threshold test and I suspect that I will see a nice gain from it. I’ll shoot for 8 more watts, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I can get 10. Running wasn’t so good this week. I must have overdone the mileage and intensity last week as I had an issue with my ankles being sore for most of the week. I think, going forward, I’m going to ditch my long run during the week and just let my track run and a tempo run substitute for it. My goals for the season are short; all are sprint triathlons, so I don’t really see a need to go too crazy with volume when what I really need is speed.
School starts again tomorrow, so it’s back to the normal grind. As always, thanks for reading!