Drips and Drabs of Thought
This is the second week in a row where I cut the swim workout short. This would not be that big of a deal if I was doing both of the scheduled workouts per week.
On the other had, it is the first week of February and I’ve already swum one quarter as much as I did in all of 2011.
I also skipped the IronFit workout entirely. Usually, I make a pretense and adjust what comes from the book. For example, I’ll do drills, but I’ll do 8×50 of drills with every other one with a pull buoy. I don’t do 25s but will do half the recommended amount and do repeat 50s. I also cut the recommended rest because it is too boring to wait 20 and 30 seconds between everything. I have neither the patience nor the time. Today, I jumped in with a three minute warm-up and then did three 600s followed by a minute warm-down. The kids were at a birthday party and I was expected on the home front.
I imagine this is a foreshadowing of what is to come. As the swim workouts build and eventually get more race specific, I will probably make up more of my own workouts.