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May's Swimming Rearview Mirror - One Last Swim 2 Get 2 100 Miles!

100 MILES BABY!  Okay, so not such a big deal but since my swimming is more miss then hit these days I'm glad I got one of my goals accomplished.  Mind you I'm still behind my YTD % Goal for Go The Distance 2012.  But let's backtrack a bit.  100This week I pretty much have no time to swim or no energy to get in the water.  Monday I could have as I only taught Boot Camp at 7am and Spinning at 8:15am.  Since it was a holiday I had the afternoon but we had a tropical depression and wasn't able to go to the pool.  They are all outdoors!  Tuesday I taught four Spinning classes (7am, 9:30am, 10:45am and 5:45pm.)  I didn't have the energy to swim.  Wednesday I taught five Spinning classes (6:45am, 8:15am, 9:30am, 12pm and 6:30pm.)  Today was an easy day with only 3 Spinning classes 97am, 9:30am and 10:45am.)  So after food, rest and more food I headed to the pool.

My so called workout…
200 Swim
200 Kick
100 Swim

6x100's Pull w/ Paddles 3 on 1:55 and 3 on 1:50.  My plan was to do 15x100's but I got bored.  Lap swimming is boring!  (600/1100)

I knew I had to swim another 500 yards to get to my 100 miles.  So I figured I'd do some 50's.  Do 12x50's doing strokes.  I did my first 4x50's   on 60 1 Free, 1 Breast, 1 Back, 1 Fly, 1 Free, 1 Breast and then chit chat time.  (300/1400)

I started to talk to another swimmer I know who was trying to teach one of the dragon boat teams how to swim.  Then a few of the boaters recognized me from the gym.  So I was talking more then anything.  So then I got lazy.  Did about 3x50's free with chit chat in between.  (150/1550)

200 IM to show off for the folks.  Kidding.  I wanted to get in some stroke work since I was being a bit slow in the water.  (200/1750)

then 50 easy kick to cool down and round out my yardage to 1800!  More then enough to get to 100!  So at least when I made my goal to get to 100 miles by the end of the month I was able to do it.  Not a big deal but hey, it's something.  As for my YTD well that is so beyond pace! Ytdgoal
I'm beginning to doubt I'll get to 300 Miles this year.  In fact swimming in general is just going to get tougher and tougher.  As I start teaching more then Spinning and finish my Personal Trainer Certification I really don't know if I'll ever be able to swim.  I'm loving the teaching and gym going but swimming is really in my heart.  Having self doubts about some choices and paths I'm heading down. Ytd
My yardage is getting lower and lower.  At least it was better then April!  Oy!  Looking back at 2011 and you can see I'm way down in yardage -

December I've swum 30,950 yards.
In November I swam 51,550 yards.
In October I swam 37,550 yards.
In September I swam 41,150 yards.
In August I swam 42,900 yards.
In July I swam 29,550 yards.
June I swam 42,000 yards
May I swam 47,950 yards.
April I swam 44,950 yards.
March I swam 62,125 yards.
February I swam 41,750 yards.
January I swam 42,300 yards.

Oh well, I got 7 months to get my act together!  Hopefully I can find a balance between work and swimming.


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