Well the lunchtime swim didn’t happen… sometimes work just gets in the way of a good day 😉
After work, ended up in the pool for about 30 minutes. Didn’t feel as tired after swimming as I have done in the past; I figure this means I am getting more “swimming fit”. I must admit I didn’t feel like I had good technique today which is worrying- bring on the swimming course next week!
After the pool session I did 30 mins on the stationary bike (cadence of around 90 and HR roughly 75%-80% of max) and then 15 mins on the treadmill – again HR around 78% max. Knees were twinging a bit which doesn’t bode well for the upcoming half marathon… off to put some ice on the knees and take a bit of rest.
Tomorrow holds a “spinning session” – 65-75% MHR with cadence above 100… and another swim. I’m trying to keep to the “base” phase of training from the book “Iron Fit” at the moment. The running sessions are way down on what I was doing a few weeks back, but I figure that’s not a bad thing given 1) I’ve got some aches while running 2) I need to get both my swimming stamina and skills up to scratch pronto!