Swim Session 6: On My Own

My Sixth and final swim session was last week. We celebrated with beer and cannonballs…..NOT!

We started with our abbreviated warmup, (25 right side, 25 left side, 50 backside (kick from the hip). Kickboard right stroke, kickboard left stroke, a few other drills and then as a final test/shove, I did a 600. I didn’t die. But by the end I wanted to. I guess I completed it in about 17 minutes (can’t remember the seconds). And with my performance, if I were to do the Alexandria Triathlon, my swim time could be around 15 minutes.

So what’s next? My new plan is to take a spin class on Tuesday mornings and continue swimming on Thursday mornings. I really need to increase my mileage, as I have a late April half marathon. But also want to prepare my body for multisport…So in March I will participating in Caitlin’s IRONMAN MARCH. You can read the details in her post from last year.

Are you training for a race already? Are you as ready for spring as I am?

You can read my first five sessions here. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.



  1. Great job on the swimming, Katie! Keep it up! I am training for a half in March, maybe another in April, a duathlon in May and marathon in June. The running is going great, but I honestly don’t think I will be able to get on my bike by May! And heck yeah, I am ready for spring.

  2. I am soooo ready for spring. I have been planning out my race training calendar this week. Its really busy! I am not ready to start swimming yet. Its my least favorite workout.

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