Today was swimmy swim
this is kind of what it looks like inside at the Life Center. I can't find any pics online. So weird...
I'm still so new to swimming that I don't have a plan when I go in there. I was using a learn to swim plan on Beginner Triathlete but at this point, I'm just trying to get back in the pool. Today, what I did was this -
*400 meter swim - this was a relaxed free style just trying to get familiar with the water and remember my form
*10 x 25 meter sprints. I started off a little slower and tried to speed up each 25 m, 1-5. Then I start over
*100 m kicking drills, 100 m pull drills, 100 m pick up drills
*450 meter swim - I wanted to go to 1600 so I could get in a full mile, but I was running out of time and energy so I ended up doing 1400 m. I was like, eh... close enough
So as I have been saying before, I'm having a hard time finding the time and motivation to train for this marathon. Here are my issues -
1. I am Co-Chairing an event downtown that is taking up a lot of time and space in my mind. I'm super excited about it but it does take a LOT of planning. If you're in Greenville, you should come!!
2. Football Season - as you have seen, I love football and go to all the home games. Because we traditionally are not very good, are games are at noon. So that means, leaving the house at 7 am. My Saturdays are fully dedicated to football. There is no training on Saturday. Period.
3. Weddings - I still have to write about Ellen & Hamilton's wedding. It was SO fun... as you can see below
My friend Jen is on the left, Blair in the middle and me on the right
I've got at least 2 more weddings but can probably only go to 1.
4. Yoga Teacher Training - I love this distraction. It's only 1 weekend a month but during that weekend, it's all day and all night so training that day is tough.
SSSSSOOOOOOO.... right now, I am tired and burnt out. And I am having a hard time. My big fear is that it's going to take me 5 1/2 hours to run this marathon. I know that it's not supposed to be about time, but damn. That's a long time. I just hate that I run so slowly. And my thoughts are that maybe I shouldn't have signed up for a marathon. Maybe i'm just not ready to do something like this. I know I can do it, i just don't want it to take me FOR - EV- ER. So that's where I am right now.