Just keep swimming

So now that we’re into (slightly) warmer weather I’ve added swimming to my activities.  My training schedule looks like this at the moment:

Monday am – Swimming
Tuesday am – Sprints and weights
Tuesday pm – Personal Training
Wednesday am – Swimming
Thursday am – Sprints and weights
Thursday pm – Personal Training
Friday am – Swimming or Sprints and weights
Saturday am – 2km walk, 6km run
Sunday am – 2km walk, 6km run

On top of those I sometimes do another run or training session on Monday, Wednesday or Friday nights.

I know, I know, there’s no rest day in there.  I take those when I have to travel for work and can’t get to the gym or go for a run.  Sometimes on a Sunday I might miss my run as well.  I’ve learnt not to feel guilty about it and now see it as a rest day.

Coming up to Christmas break I’ve agreed with my trainer that I’ll do an active recovery week.  I plan to play a few rounds of golf, couple of sets of tennis and maybe 1-2 longer runs. Stuff I don’t get to do very often but will stretch me in other ways.

Swimming

Speaking of, I’m loving the swimming at the moment because it’s really getting me puffing and given me a new area to push myself and see results.  I’m the first to admit I’m not a great swimmer so I use a kickboard and flippers but it’s still getting me puffing.  As I become more confident I’ll push myself harder and start doing laps without the kickboard.

Looking forward to doing my 12WBT Week 4 fitness test this week – I’m expecting to see some pretty great results, particularly with the 1km run.

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