Last week was busy at work so I didn’t do a very good job of keeping up with my prescribed workouts. Thank goodness things are different this week! I had a big presentation to give on Monday, and once that was done I took off for the pool. I had my first ever 3000 meter swim on the schedule.
I had about 45 minutes before the masters swim group came in and the public swim lanes would drop down to two. Things were pretty quiet in my lane, but about 5 minutes before the master swim group I hopped into one of the other lanes. Slowly but surely as the work day came to a close those two lanes got busier and busier. All of a sudden I found myself in the medium/fast lane with four other people in it. Things were moving pretty swiftly and I didn’t have too much left in my workout. I threw the rest intervals out the window and just swam and attempted to hang on to toes. It wound up being an intense cool down, but it was really fun to push myself and try to hang on. 3000 meters done. The first of what I’m sure will be many long swim workouts!
Our final spin class at Crestmont was on Tuesday night. It was one intense, head bobbing hard workout and I was grinning (or at least making a squishy face) the entire time. I’m excited to ride outdoors but I will definitely miss the slightly more social aspect of indoor riding. We typically have a pot luck after our final indoor class, so as we were cooling down Angie’s husband started passing beers out for us. After we finished up 90 minutes of riding we hopped off the bikes, hung out and chowed down on salad, fruit, cookies, brownies, Nanaimo bars….good stuff!
Sadly while the calendar says spring, the weather in Calgary says winter. It has been snowing and cold all week. The average temperature for this time of year is 15C (59F) so we are definitely below seasonal. Fingers crossed….hopefully….it looks like things should improve by the weekend…