Swimming Laps and Strength Training
Friday is always a swim day in the morning, and then a full body strength training day in the afternoon. I’ve been working hard on swimming, but I have been pretty slack over the past couple of weeks. I was swimming for about an hour straight, and doing between 2000 and 2250 meters in the hour. But for the past couple of weeks, I have only been swimming for 30 minutes.
Today was no exception to that trend. I swam laps for about 30 minutes and completed 20 of them for a total of 1000 meters. I really need to increase that distance, since I need to be able to swim about 1500 meters in the open water for the Olympic Distance Triathlon and about 1900 meters for the 1/2 Ironman Triathlon. Plus there is such a huge difference between swimming in the pool, and swimming in the open water … speaking of that, I need to order my wetsuit today. I think that I will be purchasing the Nineteen Men’s Tsunami Full Sleeve Wetsuit. It’s a good mid-level suit and one that I hope will last me a long time (at least 3 to 4 years). I will let you know what I think of that suit when I get it, put it on, and try it out.
This afternoon I will be doing my strength training. Like my previous days, I do a fully body workout since I don’t really have the time to split my workouts into multiple training sessions. Shoot,m I already spend about 12 sessions a week training. I could split up my strength training into two more sessions, but there I would be in training twice a day, 7 days a week. If I was getting paid, and was a professional, then I would … but I’m really doing this to keep healthy, and to see just how hard I can push myself.
Exercising has been the best thing for me … It has given me something to focus on, and something that I care about. I will say, that my thoughts drift just like they did again today as I was walking to the pool. I started thinking about Jacqui again, and I could feel the tears start to build. Exercise is one of the many things that we did together, and it is something that makes me feel good. I just wish that I could exercise with her again …