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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Back in the pool

I have taken it rather easy this week. My training volume has been reduced to about a quarter of what it was leading up to the half ironman. The main reason is that I have this damned sore throat and all of the associated aches and pains of a cold.

I did get back in the water for the first time since the race. That would be about 10 days. It felt pretty good. I was working on breath control - this is a tough one for me. It seems like if I do not breath just about every stroke than I get that feeling of being oxygen deprived. It is uncomfortable. I did some drills of bilateral breathing to better combat this. It worked okay but I need a lot more practice. I would like to raise my comfort zone in the water.

Anyway, 30 minutes / 1500 yards.


  1. Glad you're back at the pool... take care of yourself!

  2. Get better soon! I hate being sick too. Hope the cold leaves you alone soon!

  3. Sounds like the cold is setting in :( And sorry to hear you're working late too. It's frustrating trying to balance it with the training.