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Susan February 8 to 14

Weekly Log – Feb 8 to 14

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Training

Monday, Feb 8

I am still not feeling 100% and am so worried I will get sick again. I am taking one more day to be sure and will move back into training slowly.

Tuesday, Feb 9

PM:   Jumped in the water tonight with Vic Masters. Weeeeeee.

My cough is just about gone! I am going to try to ramp up my swimming a bit but will move slowly as I feel as though I am gasping for air at times. We did a fantastic 2.7km distance swim workout. Loved every minute of it.

Wednesday, Feb 10

AM:    Morning swim with Tyee. We did a series of 400s. Moving slow but I am ok with that.

            Had to jump out early for work. 2km swim

PM:   Back at the YMCA. Nice 45 minute spin, 2.5km swim and 1 hour of weights. We did a lot of 200s free/breast. It was quite nice. I usually don’t swim that much breaststroke but I liked that I challenged myself

Thursday, Feb 11

PM:    Coached Special O right before Vic Masters. One of the athletes was sick all over the deck right beside the pool. EW. I opted of swimming. Still a bit paranoidI will get sick again + I can’t get the lovely picture of chum out of my head.

Friday, Feb 12

AM:   Morning swim with Tyee. 3.2km swim My speed is picking up a bit. It’s been hard coming back both physically and emotionally. I worry I have become a couch potato.

Saturday, Feb 13

AM:    MSABC board meeting and a meet up with MJ regarding the inside passage and Cowichan Lake swims. A full day of meetings. No swims for me!

Sunday, Feb 14

AM:    I decided I need to just get in the water and swim, swim and swim some more. I spent early morning with Victoria Masters for a 3km swim. The highlight was 10 x 50 fly @ 1:00 with fins. Loved it. I made all of them.

            After that I did a 1km kick and 3 x 1km swim with different toys and 1km kick. It felt great.

            Last set was 2 x 5 x 100 on varied pace times. I was not sore or tired when I got out.  I think it was the perfect way to end the week and exactly what I needed. A good long swim.

9km total

A few other bits

The week did not go as I was hoping but I was really happy by the end. I think I waited the right amount of time to get back into things and am really looking forward to next week.

No MS symptoms this week!