Sunday, SunDAY, snooze... No Monster Truck action, No Morning action period! Well I did swim. Even if it was sleep swimming. I didn't drink at all last night knowing I'd get up and want to swim today. To be honest I did set two alarms for this morning with the first being a "just swim" alarm and the other a bit earlier being a "short run then swim" alarm. It's August 12th which means it's been 12 days since I told myself I'd start running again. I haven't ran since April! OY! I gotta switch back to the other OTC Sleeping Pills. The ones I've been taking make me so tired in the morning. I so am not motivated. In fact I felt like I was sleep swimming for 96% of my morning swim.
I warmed up a 200 swim /200 pull w/o paddles / 200 pull w/paddles then a 200 kick. So an 800 yard warm up. Then it was time for the main set. Which I changed after the very first 200 and allowed myself extra rest half way in between.
3x200's on 3 Minutes
First 200 just swim.
Second 200 split into 2x100's with 10 seconds rest in between.
Third 200 split into 4x50's with 5 seconds rest in between.
It's sorta the set I did on Wednesday or some other day in the last week or so. But instead of 2 rounds and a minute break in between it was 2x200's then 2x200's split at 100 and then 2x200's split at the 50. I was groggy till about the 4x50's 200. Then that extra minute rest was me chatting at the wall with other swimmers. I screwed up during my last 4x50's. That isn't a 31.4 for 50 yards. I messed up with the clock. I couldn't remember if I started my watch up again while pushing off the wall so I went into panic mode trying to start/stop/start the watch. Those times are bad bad bad! I'm blaming my sleep and 87F/88F water. That and I really had no one to push me to do anything as I was on my own. But 2,000 yards in 45 minutes. As I keep telling myself "At Least It's A Swim". And since I can only swim one more time this week I gotta love any swim I can get. All this week except Tuesday I gotta be at work early to teach or just work in general. So no swimming except for my day off on Tuesday. I got 18,797 yards to swim to make my 150 mile goal by the end of this month. I'm hoping I can get in at least 7 swims for the rest of the month. I know I just swam 5 last week alone. But work! Three of those are coached workouts so about 3,000 yards each so le'ts say I have 13,000 yards in 4 workouts on my own so I gotta do at least 3,250 yards on each of those days. EEK! That's gonna be a tough one. Maybe I'll sneak in some afternoon swims after my morning work shifts.
On another note I'm going to swim a 2.5K Open Water swim in October. Last year I did my first open water swim with a 1K down in Siesta Key. Well I'm going back again. This time for a 2.5K. I figured if I'm gonna spend all that money on hotel/food/transport I gotta do more then just a 1K and a 5K just sounds crazy!