This morning was my swim workout morning.
In the "old days" I would have just rolled over and gone back to sleep. I woke up feeling tired and a little achy from my hill running yesterday. But all I have to do is ask myself, "Do you want a good swim at Ironman Florida - or NOT!?" The answer to that question is easy. It gets me out the door and on my way to the yucky pool. Don't feel like it? Too darned bad. JFS. Just . . . Swim.
I had my workout all printed up and sealed inside a plastic bag to refer to during my swim. Unfortunately when I got inside the locker room it wasn't inside my bag. Gaaahhh! I later found it on the floor of my car. Oh well, do as much as you remember, and improvise. JFS. Just . . . Swim.
500 m warmups and drills.
500 m straight swim, working on correcting my fore-aft balance in the water; landing the proper catch every stroke; and balanced breathing on my left side.
500 m balance and kick drills with fins.
Then I set out to do a steady swim of 1000m for time. Back and forth, back and forth, keep the effort steady. I'm getting bored. Too bad, what are you going to do when you're bored at Ironman Florida? You're going to JFS. Just . . . Swim. OK, you hit your target at 500m. Keep going. But I'm getting tired! My stroke is falling apart. Too darned bad. JFS. Just . . . Swim.
But the straw that broke the camel's back? Somehow around lap 15 of my timed 1000 meters, I reset my watch counter completely. I erased everything - my lap counts and my times. I was lost. I was really, really annoyed. I got out of the pool and went to sulk in the hot tub. I counted it as somewhere around 2250 total meters for the workout.
Back at it on Saturday in the good pool. I always enjoy my swimming there much more. It's a date.