Yesterday I put a poll on my blog asking if I should run or swim this morning. They got one vote each. :-/
So I decided I’d swim. Swimming does tend to take it out of me though, and usually by 3pm after an early morning swim, I’m gubbed!
I swam my 2,000m / 80 lengths at just after 630am and had around 500mls of water.
Then I had…
2 slices of wholemeal toast with peanut butter and a mashed up banana on it.
250mls of a banana, peanut butter and cashew nut milkshake
After eating all that I felt utterly stuffed! But perhaps it will help fuel the swim I did and keep me energised for the rest of the day.
I have the remaining food left for today (which I may or may not get through… probably not):
Bagel and cottage cheese.
Another 500mls of the banana, peanut butter and nut milkshake,
An egg and cheese salad.
Snack sized mars bar (I’ll try not to eat this unless I take a dip).
A lot of that food, plus plenty of water should keep me going hopefully. Fuel my swim.
Here’s what I did today in the swim:
2,000m, 80 lengths, 41:29, 486 calories
(25 seconds faster than Monday, but today I wasn’t swimming with weights)
10 lengths: FC Swim: 4:25
10 lengths: FC arms only: 4:37
10 lengths: FC swim: 4:32
10 lengths: FC arms only: 4:46
10 lengths: FC swim: 4:30
10 lengths: FC arms only: 4:49
10 lengths: FC swim: 4:31
10 lengths: FC arms only: 4:34
But I did nearly have a crash when I overtook a big guy at the end of a lane. I was overtaking him to turn at the wall, and he was moving into that space… = squished Lorn. :-/
I wish people would be aware of who’s around them an behind them when they swim so that they know when to move over or not. (I stopped a few times to let a woman who was faster than me pass). It’s simple manners and etiquette!
Hey ho. A good swim anyway. I wonder if eating all this food will help my energy levels?
Do you get tired or dehydrated after a fast swim? How do you keep your energy levels up?
And finally… here’s the picture on our calendar fro June… I think his goggles are a bit big.