Today I swam. Took the day off running because for some reason my calves were sore. I looked back at my weekly mileage for the past 3 months & I realised that in starting a marathon training plan I had suddenly doubled my average weekly mileage. D'Oh! Don't get me wrong...I have been doing some serious working out the past 3 months, usually double workouts of strength training, core and either running or biking, but mostly I've just been running what I felt like at the time....to the tune of maybe 13-15 miles per week. So yeah, a day in the pool seemed like a good idea.
Until I had to face getting wet. I hate it. I know it doesn't make sense. But I just hate that jump. Seriously, I swam 12 hours a week for 4 freakin' years when I played varsity waterpolo in university & I still hate it. Then it took me 42 lengths to stop feeling negative about being wet & cold. That nice pleasant groove lasted exactly 20 lengths. Then I got a wicked goggle headache & just gutted out the last 18. So, 80 lengths (2000 yards) in 45 minutes. Sucky pace. But I will say that I definitely feel like I worked out. Nothing gives me a good full body tired like swimming.
So, to all you swimmers out there:
Can you recommend a good pair of goggles? I really cannot find a pair that fits properly & doesn't leak (I have a small head) or that doesn't give me a headache.
Also, just a helpful tip...I don't recommend doing the above workout after going to Red Lobster for lunch with the girls from work. Oi.
As for the photos...they made me laugh out loud ;)