Now I have to get used to fitting in training around working again. Or working around training, whichever.
The pool was a zoo today and there was no waiting around for it to get better. My choice was swim in a lane with a slow breast stroker, or a guy that pushed off a kick set as I was getting in. I picked him. He was pretty fast doing pull, fast enough to pass me. He alternated kick and pull while I did freestyle, and it all worked out.
I was a bit worried about my shoulders. They were so stiff during my run yesterday that it was affecting my run. Part of the issue might have been that I was really trying to stand straight, work on my posture, and run from my core. It seemed like every few steps I had to try to relax my shoulders. Oddly enough, during the swim was fine, even though they are working a lot harder than during the run. Very strange.
Even though I had lots of time, I called it at the end of only 1K. The pool was still crazy and I could feel myself getting tired. I was trying to really crank the flip turns, and most of them went well. I'm finding there are some subtle breathing and stroke issues just before the wall. For almost all of it my form felt pretty good, though it was hard to tell with all the slosh and splash. 18:40 lungs working fairly hard, but arms and shoulders not so bad for most of it.
I'm not sure how this work thing will affect my blog. I still intend to write, but it might update at different hours, and I might find it more difficult to comment on blogs I read, or respond to comments on mine. I still appreciate all the comments. You might have to watch for updates, as I might not have time to put a notice on Facebook, if that's how you find my updates.