Mar 8: Day 24
- Bike: 5 minutes in Z1, 50 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1
- Swim: 300 yd Z1, 3 x (200 yd Z3/15″ rest) 300 yd Z1
Back to 171!!! Plateau broken. Just in time for another birthday celebration lol. At least I was good today. Had a light breakfast, ate a salad for lunch and a healthy but light dinner.
My bike this morning was….interesting. I used power on the bike treadmill for the first time, and ~thought~ I was doing OK. Looked like I was mid Z2 for most of that interval. Then I uploaded the data to training peaks, and the analysis said “Nope, more like mid Z1”.
I’ll have to play with my garmin. I thought I had my zones in correctly, but maybe not.
Then at the pool I ran into my worst pet peeve: people blocking lanes for no particular reason. See, there are 3 pools at the K-State natatorium: a diving pool, a lap pool and a f^&% around pool. There’s limited space in the lap pool, and lots of people trying to get a workout in on Wednesdays between the 7:30PM time they open and the 8:30PM swim club that uses the lap pool.
So then, of course, there are dudes hanging out in the lanes not doing anything. At all. I mean, not even pretending to swim occasionally, just standing there shooting the breeze.
I get stopping for a minute or two and chatting with friends. I really do. But these guys stood there for 10 minutes, did no swimming, then got up and left. DO THAT IN THE DAMNED F%^@ AROUND POOL GUYS.
OK, enough sounding like a crochety old man. ^_^ The swim actually went really well, and I feel much smoother than I did even a few weeks ago. Great to feel that improvement already.
Good luck to you all on your own journeys and adventures. Cheers!