Weight = 131
Went Swimming! Wow it was hard!! I swam 50s mostly for 50 minutes. I lost count of my laps. But didn't rest much so got a good workout. The main thing I noticed is that my arms get really tired. They are not use to pulling water, or being used much at all for that matter - it's a totally different exercise than running. Here I sit 30 minutes after my workout, I have the good post exercise feeling but I feel refreshed and, though my muscles are fatigued, definitely feel like the rest of my day will be without aches and pains. I may be swimming a lot more in the future. It's just a great workout. As I was toweling off an older lady said, "You have a beautiful stroke, you look like you are just gliding along out there." My response, "Thank you but I didn't feel that way." I always wondered what I looked like swimming. Ha!
The sprint triathlon has a 400m swim. Initially I thought, "that's a piece of cake!" Now I'm thinking otherwise. I think I can do it in 8 minutes though, and if the team needs me that will give them a decent start. My goal will be sub 8 minutes but I bet it ends up somewhere around 8:30 - 9:00. If I can pace myself and not go out too fast, I will do much better. I am going to swim a lot over the next 2 weeks and see what happens. Maybe I won't have to do this relay at all!