Tuesday, 5 February 2008


Holy hannah, it's Tuesday and I'm writing a post!!! Well I just had to as I'm happy with my swim time this morning. We did a timed 750 m swim and I did it in 14:39 minutes. I don't know if I've ever done it in that time...must go check back. Usually my timed swims are for 1000 m. But I'm still happy!

I am very proud of the fact that I managed to do flipturns for 90% of the swim AND I 'expanded my comfort zone'. haha. I started out a pace that felt good to start, but that I knew might be a challenge to hold. Any time I felt like I wanted to 'slow down' I would repeat my mantra for this year 'sustained power'. I think actually it was IronGreg's voice that I heard in my mind saying that, haha, as he usually does say that whenever I look like I'm getting tired!

The big test in a few months of course will be whether or not I can hold that pace for 3.8 kilometers!

My bike tonight was alright. I felt tired for some reason and really I shouldn't. In fact, I ALWAYS feel tired on Tuesdays. I have no idea why. I usually have rest days on Mondays (although that will switch to Friday from now on) and you'd think my body COMPLETELY forgets everything I've ever done in that one day!!

The first part of my swim this morning I felt tired. Then on my bike I was having to have a little chit chat with my legs to get them going. They were stubborn and didn't want to work, but I prevailed. Hah! I had to switch up my gears again to make things a bit more challenging to get the old heart rate up. I really do hope that's a sign I'm getting more efficient on the bike. Please, oh please!!

To finish off my ride during the cooldown I got a bit of a shock....apparantly I didn't tighten the lid on my second water bottle so when I went to take a drink...

Yup, you guessed it. SPLOOSH! haha. Cold water on my lower regions. YIPES! It wasn't too bad. At least it wasn't the whole bottle or anything....but any feeling of being tired was quickly replaced with a sudden feeling of absolute alertness! haha.

I'm such a dork!


  1. 14:39 for 750 is 19:32 for 1000. And if you can swim 750 at that pace, you can swim 1000 m. The hard part is between 500 and 750 m.


  2. Great swimming Susi :) someday soon I am going to have to time myself and see where I stand in all this timing you dudes do ....