8/11/19 Swimming

I am back home! Good old Washington. We had an epic thunderstorm last night. The flashes were lighting up the bedroom a couple times a minute for most of the night! But enough about weather…

On my first full day back I thought I was going to run. But as the day went on I found I was fantasizing about swimming. I was feeling all jumpy from the previous day of travel. The idea of slipping into that water where no one could see me and just pushing myself for lap after lap… it really appealed to me.

It was afternoon when I finally went. There was one lane open and I snagged it. About three quarters of the way through my workout someone else joined my lane. I know this is going to sound weird, but I could feel it when they hopped in. it was like the water got darker. Like a shadow drifted over me. But I was indoors and there were no shadows. And the water felt different too. It felt heavier. I had no idea what was going on. When I came up on the other side I looked around and that is when I saw the large man at the other end of my lane.

Anyway, that has nothing to do with how my workout went, I just thought it was weird. I had no problem sharing the lane, once I got over the oddness of what I had felt.

I swam for five minutes over an hour. This was to start off my longer swimming routines. I didn’t feel burned out at the end of sixty minutes the last few times I swam, so I figured why not increase the time? It was easy. So easy I am thinking about bumping my time up to 70 minutes the next time I swim.

I realize I am not running and this began as a blog about training to run a marathon. I don’t know what to say. This is where I am. I haven’t given up on the idea. I still want to run that marathon. And I have hope that this will help me get there. It may just be a slightly different path than I thought I would be taking. And you know what? I don’t want to feel bad about that. In fact, I felt so good after swimming today that I think I will go swimming tomorrow too, and maybe the day after that as well. Just watch me.

Workout Summary:

67 minutes

140 average bpm

2 minutes peak

58 minutes cardio

7 minutes fat burn


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