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Swim Challenge: Week 2 - Success!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Week 2 went off without a hitch. Well, except for my procrastination that I wrote about in my last post. But I got in 4 swims, even if I didn't get them in as leisurely as I might have hoped.

Friday I had the opportunity to swim the mile again, since that was in our workout of the week from our Masters coach. I shaved 1:05 off my time*, which means I swam it in 28:55. Nice! I think it helped that I could go at 5 PM, instead of 6 AM. I swim better after I've been up for awhile. 9 AM is really my optimal lap swimming time, but I have to go to work and dumb stuff like that.

*Not 1:55 which I mistakenly posted to Facebook, but couldn't erase until a couple of hours later after a couple people had Liked it and I didn't want to lose that positive reinforcement. I am actually really pleased with 1:05 since that's a lot of time to take off in a week.

I was supposed to swim this morning (Monday) and start off the week right, but I just couldn't get up. We have friends visiting who have 3 little boys under the age of 4. They arrived Saturday night and I honestly don't know how their parents do it.

Oh, wait, yes I do. The parents usually go to sleep by 8:30 or 9.

The kids are actually pretty low-key, as really small kids go, but their energy still wears me out. Added to that is the fact that Jason hates the idea of having the AC on all night, so I'm usually hot all night, and wind up waking up about 150 times per night. So sometimes I have a hard time getting up at 5:45 AM.

My plan for this week is to swim tomorrow (Masters!), Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

I'm a little worried about my right shoulder. Or rather, my right shoulder blade. I have a definite ache there when I swim, and even a bit when I'm not swimming. I want to get in my 4 swims per week, but I don't want to hurt my shoulder. Hopefully it won't end up being a problem.
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    WOO HOOO!!!!!
    2318 days ago
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    That is an amazing time for the mile. Fantastic, I hope to work up to being able to swim a mile in the next year!

    2320 days ago
    WOW - Impressive time for your mile! I can do it in 40 minutes & I think that that is spectacular but you are fast! Where do you do your Master's lessons? I was thinking about doing them but I am slooowwwww but I know where I live in Warwick they do them at McDermott.
    2320 days ago
    2321 days ago
    Definitely watch the shoulder and try to stretch it out.

    You better start working on Jason now about AC and pregnancy - haha. I always thought that was an old wives tale, but I know now that it is the truth. Wow, three under the age of four, that's a lot of work! I think boys are easier than girls, but three of anything will wear you out!
    2321 days ago
    Congratulations on Week 2 and on your mile time! I had to laugh when I saw your post about not getting up this morning in time for your swim. Yep, I missed it this am too, but because my teens were up too late.

    We have two swimmers with chronic shoulder issues here, so please take care of that shoulder. Hopefully it is just a little temporary soreness. Have a great week!
    2321 days ago
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