Vacations, work travel, just snubbing me? I'm wondering where you people are at! Maybe I'm not as interesting as I think...
Well, whateves. It's more of a training blog anyway. It's almost all I think about. I really don't think I'm ready for an Olympic distance tri. Every ocean tri I do (yes I know I've only done 2) brings me closer to this realization. But I'll train the distance. You never know when someone will say "swim a mile or it's your life". It may not be a fast mile, but It'll be a mile.
Last night I went to bed after watching the USA men's relay team win the gold. This gave me extra motivation to wake up at 4 am ish to get to the gym and do my 500 yard time trials.
Warmed up with 200 yards followed by 200 yards of skills and drills. I chose hip flick, finger tip drag both with and without the buoy, then one armed glide, and 9-3-9s (glide on one arm for 9 kicks, 3 strokes, then glide on the other arm for 9 kicks).
Next was my slow 500 yards (16:12), followed by my moderate 500 yard (15:21) and then my all out 500 yards (14:44).
As you can see, I shaved about 40 seconds off each successive time, so my goal of 3x500 descending was reached. What made me sad was I *know* I did a 500 time trial in 13+ minutes. Granted I hadn't just finished 2-500 yard time trials with about 90 seconds of rest in between, but still.