So here I am plodding along this January, getting some "volume" in. That's in quotes because volume is all relative. Pretty sure most of my workouts would only qualify as a 'warmup' for Jenny. Last year I worked on technique. It still stinks, but it's a lot better than last year. I was actually afraid to throw some volume in there because my technique was so bad. A lot of real swimmers (affectionately known as 'fish' in the tri community) will tell you to just swim more. Volume, volume, and more volume. A lot of times they do not quite realize how incredibly awful someone's form could be. So bad to the point that your shoulders hurt (and not in a good way) when you swim too much.
|I Kinda Felt Like This|
|Garmin Don't Lie (don't judge the time, people)|
Ah yes, 2.4 miles. The Ironman swim distance. It is what scares me come September 28th. It is the biggest reason why I am doing the 2.4 Mile OWS race in Chattanooga in May. #faceyourfears
The week of January 6th, I just kinda got the swimming bug. I just felt like swimming every (week) day. I logged 16,150 yards. It definitely could have been more, but the Masters workout on Wednesday was only 2,350 yards. So I still averaged 3,230 yards every time I jumped in the pool. My previous high week was 15K.
So, overall, for the month of January, I logged 64,150 yards. That blows away my previous monthy high of 50,100 yards. For the month I averaged 3,376 yards each swim. Feels good to get a good solid month in, and I still look forward to swimming. I do believe the Masters swims have helped. Anyways, my efforts got a "thumbs up" from this guy: