....got the skimpy speedos back on and hit the pool! Fortunately the trunks still fitted after the Holiday period and I didn't embarrass myself :-)
For the first few laps it felt good to be back in the water after a month off and then the shoulders begun to ache and feel real heavy. Eventually the shoulders eased into it and I put in a solid 35mins. As I suspected I found that my regular pace hadn't really dropped, it was just the endurance that was lacking, which will come back in time.
After the swim I quickly changed and hopped on the treadmill for a speed interval workout and jeez the arms felt heavy, more so than after doing a weights session. I have two weeks of swimming before another enforced layoff of about 10 days and then it will be serious swim time and getting back the base. Once the base comes then we can concentrate on specific workouts.
It was good to be back in the water but it did remind me that I had been getting used to sleeping past 6:00AM :-)
- Local Trails are the Best Trails
- Searching out some local gravel for a recovery hour this evening......Bowie Racetrack was perfect! Dead flat, no-one else around, zero cars. 128 furlongs of easy riding. . . . #parvillacycles #gravelride #cycling #ciclismo #bowiemd #IFB
- A throwback for #timetrialtuesday, my last #ironmantri at Louisville in 2013. This year was going to be my "comeback" to the Ironman distance but it will have to wait until 2021. . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #swimbikerun #triathlon #2021goals #pactimo #gurucycles #ironmanlouisville
- 3 months of no swimming and I have to say that I am beginning to miss it. Don't get me wrong I like swimming but I don't like the process of the swim (drive to pool etc). It will be back before we know it as will races.... . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #swimbikerun #ironmantri #triathlon #swimming #triathlete #xterratriathlon #triathlontraining