Confession: I thought I had a swim workout post already scheduled. Turns out I didn’t!Last week when I met with my swim coach we discussed how I did at the extreme workout from the weekend. He said the lifeguard had mentioned to him that I looked good in the water, but my endurance wasn’t high enough. I’m not surprised by that, I’ve only been swimming for 5 stinking weeks!
However, that meant he had something to work on with me. We did a short warmup, and then I was told to swim a 50, 100, 150, 200. Working up and down this ladder will help me gain endurance but also learn race conditions.
At this point I know enough about my stroke that I can focus on different things while swimming. Sometimes I’ll focus on my hips rotating, other times I’ll focus on my pull, each body part can use a tweak.
Yesterday morning I went to the pull to get my own swim session in, I tried to follow the same workout. But I felt dead in the water. I had set my alarm a little later, but I think my body really could have benefited from skipping the workout. After half an hour I called it quits.
I also broke my running shoes to the gym and attempted a run to clear my head. But my legs were feeling like lead. It quite frankly was not my day for the gym. I did end up teaching an awesome sculpt class in the evening, so the day wasn’t a total waste.
Do you ever have off workouts? Do you attempt them again later in the day, or just call it quits?