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Swimming to support those with Multiple Sclerosis

Susan April 4 to April 10

Weekly Log –April 4 to April 10

Training

Monday, April 4

First day back in the water. Morning swim with Tyee. Cough was manageable provided I did not push the speed. 2km swim + 100m TT. Felt great to be back in the water.

Evening session was a 40min spin + 2.5km swim. Lots of free and back drills. Cough was a bit more active but still manageable. I will try to swim more workouts during the week in order that I can decrease distance on the weekend.

Tuesday, April 5

Day of rest

Wednesday, April 6

Morning session was a 2km swim + 400 IM TT. Swam 7:20 very comfortably at my 70km pace. Would like to see what happens with the time in a race.

Evening session was a 45 minute spin + 3km swim. I have stopped doing weights as I will be ramping up my swim volume. I typically stop at this time of year.

Thursday, April 7

Vic Masters! 2.5km recovery swim.  Mixed sets. Was fun.

Friday, April 8

I am feeling a wee bit tired. I have decided to rest up for my longer swims this weekend.

Saturday, April 9

10km swim at the Y. 500, 1k, 2k, 3k, 2k, 1k + 500 (25 fly / 25 recovery). A good workout. It was nice to be in for the long swim.

Sunday, April 10

Vic Masters for the first big (3k) and then another 7km on my own.  I’ve been focusing on doing 1k+ sets for the long swims. I did a nice 20 minute eggbeater set at the end (a feeding thing) where I was 1 minute hard/1 minute easy.  Jill Yoneda joined me for a portion of the swim.

Right after the swim Jill and I headed to Thetis Lake for a temperature check. The water was so clear. It’s so beautiful and calm at this time of year.  Water was 10C. We stayed in for 20 minutes. I did not find it too cold. I guess the dip in Nanaimo when it was 5C really put things into perspective.

A few other bits

I was so glad to get back in the water this week. I didn’t swim as much as I would have liked to but I have to remind myself that even though I didn’t I still swam quite a bit. I still worry that I am not swimming enough. Since getting sick my volume is down from last year.

I am super happy I was in the lake and am looking forward to the switch at the end of the month.

The next few weeks are going to be a bit tough to manage swim wise as I have a number of weekend commitments (Special O Regionals/MSABC Provincials + a trip to Bella Bella). I hope to do more during the week to make up for what will be missed on the weekend.

All is good.