This week was definitely a swim focused week. The joys of taper, I guess. And it’s the area where I probably have spent the least amount of time. Some of it has to do with what I gain from improving the swim, I guess. Obviously, the race didn’t go well, but less water falling from the sky would be helpful. But in general, even if I manage to speed up my swim, how much time am I going to cut off? Five minutes? Ten if something magical happens and I get really fast? It’s going to be much easier to cut 5-10 minutes off of my bike time. But I’d still like to be strong in the swim.
Monday – Rest Day
Tuesday – Structured swim workout. This is the first one I’ve had in a while that wasn’t part of a physically coached swim.
Wednesday – Easy 30 minute bike
Thursday – Team Fight swim, though I only did part of the workout, maybe 1500m. Wanted to save my body for Saturday
Friday – Rest Day
Saturday – RACE!
Sunday – Rest. AKA cleaning the house. Which is still a complete disaster.
My house is a disaster too and I have no race to blame.
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My house is really cluttered. It it awful.
And as for swimming, I like to think it isn’t so much about getting faster, but rather getting more efficient. That way you aren’t exhausted before you even get on the bike.
I say this with three races under my belt, all of which I was pretty much toast after the swim.
I mostly come out of the water relieved it’s done. I’m not good at pushing during the water because I worry about overdoing it, so I just end up doing an “easy” swim. I guess the practice makes my “easy” get faster?