After being back in the pool for a couple of weeks and just getting the feel of the water etc etc, this morning was the first 5:45AM wake-up call of the season! Those are never easy....
Fortunately I now have a bit more motivation to get to the pool early as I have joined other Sportfit swimmers, Charlie and Cara, and hope to regularly swim with them three mornings a week. Charlie, by the way, is the former University of Maryland varsity swim coach and also runs the Swim Pro store in Glenndale. (Coincidentally that is the shop that I buy my goggles from!...small world). Cara is a semi-pro triathlete stepping up from the Olympic distance to 70.3M this season.
This morning I joined in with their scheduled session and did 3 x 1500yds working on aerobic and pacing. 4500 yards is the longest I have swum for a long time and no doubt when I head to the gym this evening for a weight workout and speed treadmill session the arms and shoulders will feel sore!
Swimming with others will only serve to help me though and that is a major area where I can improve this season. It will also give some extra motivation not to turn the alarm off and go back to sleep :-)
- End of year summary for 2020. It ended up being my biggest year in a long time (since I was cycling to work in the UK) and certainly helped by not having to commute into D.C for 9 months. Now the trick will be trying to replicate in coming years as (or if) the commute returns. I definitely respond well to higher volume and that will be important as I look to some future goals. . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #strava #triathlon #swimbikerun #cycling #ultramantri #ironmantri
- Can we start planning on the race schedule for 2021? Progress is being made in the search for vaccines....lets hope so eh? Better start training just in case! . . . . #IFB #parvillacycles #unpavedpa #cyclinglife #vandessel #gravelride #cycling #ciclismo #cyclingphotos
- Ride 2 of the #festive500 for 2020....below freezing for a couple of hours today but as the saying goes "there is no such thing as bad weather with the right clothing". . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #alwaysevolve #gorewear #cycling #cyclinglife #iridespecialized #specializedallez #ridemd
- Movember Effort