Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Merry & Dry Christmas

This week was a "rest" week, which to Coach, meant a perfect opportunity to work on my swim. Heavily. So it was back-to-back masters workouts each morning but Wednesday. I got a morning reprieve on Wednesday but was sent to the pool at lunch. At least the sun was out. This morning's swim was the biggest of the week, and appropriately, finished it off. All the pools around here are closed on Christmas, and though I am sure it crossed his mind, Coach was kind enough not to send me out in the ocean. So Christmas day will be my first "dry" day this week.

In the end it was my biggest swim week ever, topping out at just over 25,000yds. Surprisingly, and despite my worst fears, my arms remain firmly affixed to my torso. Even more surprisingly, I still felt pretty strong in the water today. Maybe its working? It was a satisfying week, but no time to bask in my PR. The next plan hasn't been delivered yet, but I have already been told it will include a bigger yardage number for each successive week to come. Yikes!!

So tomorrow I will be enjoying my Christmas being dry & drinking hot chocolate. I hope that you all (mom & Danyel), do the same. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, etc... Stay warm and DRY!!


  1. Ha! Coach scheduled a swim for me on Christmas! Nearly impossible....Your lucky!

    Merry Christmas!


  2. You couldn't find anything better than that cheezy Christmas tree pic? C'mon, you're a pro now.

  3. That's a whole lotta yards!! Can't wait to hear about the increase in weeks to come. Enjoy your one dry day today! And Merry Christmas too! :)

  4. I used to pull that kind of yardage in college, but I could never imagine doing it now. Impressive. Hope your Christmas was fun.

  5. Merry Christmas - I think the swimming worked :)

  6. NICEEE! Love the big yards! When I was at the highest training short course in 07, I was swimming 5x/week for 4-5k, so about 25k too and that was TIRING! PHEW. I am sure it is helping! Happy New Year!