Swimming on empty

I showed up to masters swim and started warming up. After a couple laps I stopped and took a breather. I was exhausted.

Tuesdays Lunch w/ Eric had taken its toll. We did 6 quarter mile hill intervals in Washington park. These were a long slow incline. Very deceiving. I had set my pace on the first interval staying just behind the elites. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to keep that pace up for the next 5.  But to my surprise I was able to keep up.

1:18, 1:20, 1:18, 1:19, 1:17, 1:18.  The last few I really try to stay on pace, trying to give the last 100 that little extra. But to my surprise the legs didn’t respond.  They were tapped out.

Now back to swimming on empty…  After a 300 warm up, we did a 500 at medium pace.  Then the main set of 3×500 was called.  I had my doubts, making it through 2 of the 3.  Using the pull buoy for half of that.

After 1800 yards, I looked at the clock and called it a lunch hour.  Skipping that last 500.

Needless to say I took Wednesday off.