Magic Six

I very nearly quite last night – I felt still all day and seriously considered taking a rest day. At the last minute I decided that I would not swim; I’d go to the gym, but take my swimming gear and possibly do a 1000m after training.

I started running on the treadmill and found it horrible. The air in the gym was humid and reaked of cigarette smoke so I abandoned the run after 10 minutes and decided to try my luck in the pool.

The plan became the following: Swim 100m on 1:40 until could no longer comfortably hold pace. The reality was a surprise. I swam 30 sets and all splits were 1:28 or better… This is conclusive proof that seimming is not about fitness. There is no way my fitness has improved after six days training without a rest. This improvement came out af getting back my feel for the water. I have two more swims, then a rest and I should then see the fitness improvement. Let’s see what comes out of it.

Summary:

30 x 100m on 1:40, all 100s 1:28 or bettter.

Week total: 18,2km

6,8km remaining to reach 25km!