For the second day in a row, I hit the pool for a swim workout.  Today I wanted to do 1100 yards (even though the plan only has me at 800y).  I am trying to do 100y sets at a pace of 1:45, starting the next set at 2:05.  So, if everything goes according to plan, I would get 20 seconds of recovery before I had to push it again.  Of course, if I swam slower, that recovery time would be less.  I was fairly successful with this approach, generally having around 15-20 seconds – that is… until the last three sets.  I was pretty fried by then, so I was turning in 100y laps at a 1:55-57 pace, which meant that I only had a handful of seconds to recover before I had to do the next lap.  This was a challenge, and definitely pushed my ability – and I am sure my form suffered more as I became more tired…. but all in all, it was a good workout.  I am glad I did the extra yardage – and since I got the bonus pool session in yesterday, I am already up to 2100 yards this week and it is only Tuesday!   — Oh… and 1100 yards is the furthest I have swam during a workout…  **pats self on back** — and for another pat on the back, I have lost 10lbs since I started training.

Not a bad way to start the week.

Today’s workout:

Plan: 800y swim

Actual: 1100y swim (new distance record for me!)