I love Saturday spin, but man, have I struggled to match the effort I put out in class in my at-home sessions.
Tonight I motivated myself — with no help from Ron’s yelling at everyone — to push to my limit. And I think it was as strong or stronger than Saturday’s performance. The metrics look very similar and are right on:
I also felt good for the whole workout and was actually excited to get to those hard intervals because I knew I could push through them. Total time: 2:00:00, 26.09 miles.
I also managed to drag myself out of bed this morning to head back to the pool. I haven’t been sleeping well, so this was somewhat of a chore, but when I arrived at Wilson at 6am and the pool was completely empty, I was pumped. And I only had to share a lane with one other person for the entire hour. Success.
I started out with our traditional “meet warmup” and then went into part of the IM workout I did last night. Again, I’m all about variation in stroke, distance and speed to keep things interesting.
400 MI (backwards IM), kick 25/swim 25
400 free, drill/swim
6 x 200 [100 IM, 75 free fast, 25 recovery back]
4 x 50 free, build
Total: 1 hr, 2500m
I’m planning to swim tomorrow and Friday, which would make four days in a row. I think I’ll be ready to go when my first race rolls around?