Well taking a day off yesterday really paid off. By this afternoon, I felt pretty good. I hit the pool tonight for a total of 1800 yards. My main set was 5*200 Threshold interval's with only 30 seconds rest this week instead of the usual 45. Wow those 15 seconds do really make a difference. I could barely catch my breath and it was time to set off on my next set. I have to admit I do like the 200s. In HS 200 was my favorite distance. My splits were just a tad faster then last weeks (2:59.31,3:05.25,3:09.57,3:12.55,3:10.75) 5*200 with 45 seconds of rest. The only thing I need to work on is my breathing. For me it is more of a mind over body thing than anything. I almost exclusively breathe on my left. When I am swimming fast I often find myself breathing on every left arm stroke. If I skip breathing, I can then go several strokes before needing a breath. So I am really going to focus on my breathing as well as doing some breathing drills every time I get into the pool. Tomorrow I plan on doing my dreadmill intervals originally scheduled for yesterday.
Looking at my totals, my numbers continue to increase at a good steady pace. Wow I cant believe tomorrow is May 1st. In less then 2 weeks I start my 20 week 70.3 Plan.
Swim: 16,925 Yards, 9.62 miles
Bike: 170.84 miles
Run: 40.55 miles