I bruised my ego in the pool
Friday, June 28, 2013
Ow. ow. ow.
One of the things that irks me is my endurance during the forward crawl, I usually end up doing back stroke during a portion of my swim. My next "race" is a swim across the Hudson River as a goal to address the weakness.
The workout sounded so simple in the book. 10! laps - ! is factorial -that means 10x9x8x7x6... So early yesterday morning I hit the pool, its a big 25m pool. The goal is not speed, but endurance. The 1st set is out crawl, backstroke on the return - 10 times. I decided this wasnt "pushing it" enough. So for the next 2 sets I do 2 lengths crawl 1 recovery backstroke. 9 times. 1 min rest. then 8 times. then 1 min rest. Check the time - so I do a 5 lap set and call it 50 min in the pool. I have to get back home so Dh can go to work and support us in the style to which we have become accustomed. (You know, with food in the fridge)
In the pool, I feel good and tired. At home the fatigue starts to set in. My limbs are trembling and I get thru my squats and calf raises before realizing that I'm being an idiot and will do it later. (See recent "Friends" blog for details on what I was supposed to do)
Child and I go for a ride on the rail trail (4 miles + flat + Child speed = easy) I dont count this as exercise, more like a "cool down cartilage massage"
Before dinner, I try to mow, but half way thru the mower conks out. After dinner I get my dips done, but I'm too tired for anything else.
Now....everything hurts. I'm sore from the swimming and I think the calf raises, but its hard to separate one hurt from another. and my poor ego is bruised too. I'm in pretty good shape and have been doing alot of running which is more strenuous (I thought) than swimming. I wasnt going for speed in the pool so I really feel that this soreness is unfair.
Clearly I need to spend more time in the pool. Today is biking day so I hope to work this lactic acid out. More stretching too. And I need to finish my lunges and triceps work.
My poor-poor bruised ego....