Ouch. I had my first training swim yesterday. If it had made a sound, it would have sounded like this. (Anyone from Dayton/Cinci remember that?)
It has been a long time since I have swam laps. Like 30 years of long time. Still, I have this mental image of myself cruising up and down the pool...
That's not what happened yesterday. I was hoping to swim for 45 minutes but after 5 I was super pooped. From that point on I swam a length, waited, swam a length, waited. It actually worked out well because I couldn't swim straight yet and I was sharing a lane with another guy. So I waited until he was 2/3 a pool away and then started. (I was much faster than he.)
After 20 minutes, I put my tail between my legs and went home. Hopefully tomorrow will be a little better. Christine bought me some goggles so at least I'll be able to see and perhaps swim straight.
On the upside, I biked for 70 minutes today (about 17 miles). This was my second time on the bike and was longer than my 45-minute ride on Sunday. So that phase is right on schedule.