Why are you swimming/biking/running so much?
Because I want to get better.
I'm not one to tally up my hours and distances spent training on all three sports. I love to train, and I like to see my *numbers* in my race results. That said, the program that my coach has me log all my sessions on keeps track of all these automatically.
I still don't pay much attention to the data -- I only view the info as an indicator as to how careful I'll need to be about getting enough sleep and eating properly.
Yesterday, I tried to put the big olive oil jug into the microwave (didn't fit), took out the milk instead of the orange juice, and woke up this morning to find the orange juice I managed to take out of the refrigerator stayed on the counter all night....LOL!!
Last week, was my biggest week yet -- 28:52 of training. :) :) :)
I am FINALLY making swimming headway too!!!! I finally have experienced a breakthrough of sorts -- I know what it feels like to start catching the water. :) :) I have a long way to go still, but I'm finally on the bottom rung of the ladder!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This week I saw my usual swim times for the same workouts drop. Significantly. I couldn't believe my watch and I couldn't believe how I could actually feel the difference in the water.
You always hear people talking about feeling the water -- it is true -- you can! Don't bother asking me what my times are -- homey don't roll like that. Training is training and I'll do my talking on race day. :)
My little hairs on the back of my neck are bleached and wiry, my skin is so dry from the chlorine that my skin hurts when I bend or move. Especially the spot in the middle of my back where I can't reach to apply moisturizer.
And I love every single minute of it. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)