Week 6 begins and I am tired. I already know it's not gonna be a banner training week and the week just started with a swim today. That's supposed to be the easy part. Yes the weekend was fun but I am too old for this nonsense. Don't get me wrong...it can't get much better than a holiday party with a bunch of friends and late night karaoke dance party but the recovery time is not what it used to be. But we make the decisions we make and have to accept them!
Swimming is always the workout I look forward to. It's the easiest part for me which makes it that much more enjoyable. I'm lucky it's 70 degrees in December - it makes swimming outside that much more pleasant. So I shouldn't be complaining. But a sub par workout is a sub par workout, regardless of the beautiful weather. My already messed up shoulder is cranky and that never makes for a good swim. But I pushed through...maybe not the fastest workout on the books but I finished.
I'll be back at the pool tonight but not for a double workout. I'll stand on the sidelines and impart whatever knowledge I can to the impressive IronTeamers that signed up for an Ironman or 1/2 IM and to raise $ for blood cancers. Some of them didn't know how to swim 6 weeks ago and now most can do 1,500 yards. That's what I call impressive and inspiring.