Monday, February 20, 2017

2/13 - 2/19

For swim training purposes, this is always a tough time due to cold water and an annual swim meet at DSU. I began the week, however, still rebuilding my lifting confidence and on the bench did

21 X 65
15 X 95
13 X 105
10 X 110,
and on the swim pull, I did

36 X 20
26 X 26
21 X 28.5

Also, I walked 3.05 miles.

Tuesday was my great disappointment when I showed up for practice only to find we did not have it. I did walk 2.34 miles at the kids'.

Wednesday, I did more walking and more lifting. On the bench I did

21 X 65
15 X 95
11 X 115
11 X 115
and on the swim pull, 

40 X 20
27 X 26
21 X 28.5
10 X 30
10 X 30

By Thursday, I was desperate to swim so I went to the pond and swam a straight 2.13 miles in 1:03:15 at 29:40 per mile.

Friday I was back at the pond which had dropped in temperature despite a warm day and lots of sunshine. Consequently, I only swam 1.66 miles, but at least I was in the water. 

Saturday I was at the pond again with the dogs and we all had a great time. Pee Wee is runner, hunter, and explorer. Bear is a minimal effort dog. The water was slightly warmer and I swam 2.25 miles.

For the week, I swam 9,717 meters which compared favorably to last year's zero for this same week due to me having the flu. Thus I made up my zero from a few weeks back when I was healing from some shoulder issues. Now I am at a mere 67,825 meters for the year, but at the same time in 2016 I was at 64,???. With the warm weather, my prospects for the week are good. I plan to take the dogs today to the pond and tomorrow, who knows?

Praise be to God who gives His sons water to swim.