Every time I think "maybe I shouldn't go to swim practice" I tell myself "maybe you should stop saying things like that. Just HTFU and GO."
I was working a little late last night so I knew I wouldn't get there by 5:45...but I could still make it by 6 and thus get a full hour in. That would still be good, especially since Karen was coaching - she's always good for lots of yardage.
And sure enough...3000 yards for one hour which included 5 x 100-yard sprints and lots of rest in between...usually on sprint days the yardage is significantly reduced, so this was about right. On a 'normal' day it might end up being about 3700-4000 yards and my arms want to fall off.
As Karen told us "okay, you're going to do 4 easy 25s followed by a 100 sprint on the 1:20" my mind immediately began to think of all the reasons why I couldn't make that. Out loud I said "couldn't she have made it 1:25?" Then I thought back to my post from earlier. I had to shake that attitude. Hell yes I could do this!
And what do you know...1:16, 1:17, 1:17, 1:18 and 1:16 were my times. I had to do a double take after the first round because I could hardly believe I was swimming THAT fast. Wow!
Right before the last round my friend Todd said "okay Sarah, wanna race?" I smiled and said "you're on!" I always love a good healthy dose of competition.
Of course, all that sprinting made Wed morning spin a little harder than normal, but whatever. It just felt good to have that post-swim soreness when you've had a really awesome workout.
I think I'm going to start a poll every week about spin music. I'm wanting to 'branch out' into new horizons with teaching 4 classes a week and really start changing it up a bit. But in order to do that, I think I'm going to have to start asking folks for suggestions. SO...start looking for a poll here soon.
Also I was thinking of starting a separate food blog like Devon has and Beth & James. It would be a better way to keep track of dishes and probably inspire me to add recipes a little more often. We'll see!