2005-04-05

2005-04-05 5:30AM Swim

Yes, 5:30AM. Me. 5:30. In the AM. Go figure.

Last evening's run totally wiped me out. I'm not 100% sure why, but I suspect it is because I've been cutting calories lately, and my calorie deficit is starting to catch up with me. Whatever the reason, I went to bed early (midnight :-)) last night, and slept horribly. I was wide awake by 4:30, and figured that maybe a morning swim would set things right in MarkWorld. I decided to walk to/from the pool for bonus points.

The swim itself was 50 minutes of mixed swimming/drills. It went pretty well. I knocked out the first 500 yards or so at 1:40/100, which is about 10 seconds faster than normal for my "easy cruise" effort. Woohoo! I'm not sure of the total distance, but it was probabaly something in the 2300 yard range. Lots of catchup and one-arm drilling. Finished with a few butterfly sets, which went REALLY well. I was doing 25 yards in 8 pulls, and felt smoother than normal.