I am putting in place some things to help. My little one is doing family Day care every Wednesday, to free me up to do well everything, but especially a nice long swim, hello Woree Pool!
I have Friday buddy, to make sure I create a proper session and not just float up and down for 1/2 an hour. Also the very big incentive that I am chasing the times of a girl I trained last year. I am not there yet, but with some hard work I have fingers crossed that I could get close.
Sunday was the first open water swim of the year a 1.9km at Lake Eacham, the lovely Holly baby sat my little one and although some what sleep deprived I got it, I got round and by my watch it was 46.15 for 1.9km. Just waiting on the official times on the mud crabs website. So i was sitting on an average of 2 min 26s per 100m, it is not exact but being that I was on 23min at the half way point I feel that my pace was steady if not exactly exciting.
Initial goal is to get down to 40min flat. I am about to purchase a wetsuit, I am definitely upping my training and I will remember to do the core and strength practices that began on the first of January and have been a little sporadic to say the least.
So this week Monday 1.5km (5 x 100m on 2min, 500m moderate to fast, 10 x 50m under 60s with 20 sec rest)
Core plus push ups
Tuesday 1.1km (100km easy, 100km mod, 100km fast x 3 with 200km back stroke)
Friday 2km (Breathing, timing and sighting drills)
So thats the plan lets see at the end of the week how it went ...