Friday, May 11, 2007

Hump Day through Friday

After tuesday's workouts, I was overdue for a day of rest. I got home from work at 6:30pm, laid down in bed for a while, wrote on my blog, and finally got up at 8pm to have some wheat thins & cheese, with some Ben & Jerry's to wash it down, and went back to bed until I fell asleep. I woke up thursday morning feeling quite refreshed!

Thursday afternoon, I met up with Lamine, Alexis, Ginger, Brad and Fat Boy Troy at La Jolla Shores for some ocean swimming. I haven't dipped my toes in the pacific since lavaman, so I was eager to get back in the water, especially since it has warmed up considerably since I last swam in La Jolla.

The swim itself was a bit on the eery side since I could never see the bottom of the ocean, and there was a greenish tint to the water. On top of that, the waves in the water would create shadows, which would give the impression that there was a fairly large animal underneath me. AGH! Nonetheless, I made it back safely. However, the swim definitely made me realize that I need to do these ocean swims way more often. 1.) my sighting was COMPLETELY OFF. There were a few times when I would break off at a really weird angle, and other times I was swimming in the most jagged of lines - if you can even call them lines. 2.) my arm endurance isn't quite what it was 2 months ago. It might be the fact that I have been hitting the weights quite a bit lately and they are tired, but regardless, I need to build up that strength/endurance since I am hoping for a 35-37 minute swim @ vineman.

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