This weekend I took it pretty easy.  I had some work to do around the house.  I did  a 1 hour spin session, and followed that up with an hour in the pool.

The spin session went well.  I’m not sure if it was easier than previous ones, or if I have just built up a certain level of fitness.  I can say that, although the workout was tough, there weren’t any times that I felt like I couldn’t go on.

For swimming, I continued to focus on drills.  I have been working both on keeping my legs more steady, and on my pull stroke.  I have focused on the pull in the last 2 swim sessions and I can really tell a difference in terms of speed, and in my endurance.  I can go even faster than I was with all that crazy kicking, and I’m less winded.  As an added benefit I can also feel how much work my shoulders, triceps and back are doing.  I am always sore the next day.

Since I have started focusing on my kicking, I have begun to realize that I was kicking at a furious pace.  I looked like Edward Scissorhands:

Man those are fast hands.

It is no wonder that I was so tired before.  I am still working really hard to keep my legs pretty still.  I am trying to only use them to help with my body roll, but when I really try to go fast, I can feel those legs going crazy.  I sure have a lot of work to do in the coming weeks.  But for now I will keep drilling.

I also realize that I need to get more of a training routine going,  tracking info and improving on endurance, but I feel like I just need to get the basics down before I get bogged down in the details.  So for now it is just heads down for at least another week.