The Oro Valley Aquatics Center is open on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings for the long course, early. I was up at 5 and in the pool at 5:30. I believe the water was about 75 degrees.
It was hard to get in but once I did, no big deal.
Getting back into a swim rhythm is a chore but I am excited about this portion of training. I do enjoy being in the water. I remember when I swam the long course, before the pool was closed for renovations, I loved it. It was nice to swim further without turning. I didn't really keep track of my complete distance as I mixed up a few lengths with some kickboard lengths. I want to work on the strength in my legs and kick a little harder.
I thought that the idea was to kick less and pull more with my arms but I don't think I am kicking enough. I also want to work on my twist in the water during each stroke in order to help me reach further.
I love thinking about all the things that I can work on as I am training.
This will be my Tuesday and Thursday morning plan. I am tempted to swim after work as well on the shorter course at the YMCA just to work on some sprint drill and intervals. We shall see.
Weighed myself and I was weighing 136. I will be curious how the weight shifts or goes up and down based on what I am doing. I am going to keep track of that also. My food intake hasn't been bad. I am really conscious about what I eat. I am actually starting to enjoy my coffee black.
One thing is for certain...swimming makes me really hungry!