Wed – 3x400m swim, 2x200m, 4x100m + 400m warm up/cool down/drills

Great swimming session. I’ve been struggling lately with my 400m sets – I keep splitting them up and doing 100m/50m etc ‘fast’ and failing to endure the longer ones. After a bit of self-searching, thinking through tecnique, nutrition, amount of sleep, etc etc, I finally realised what the problem was. Bacially, a bit of laziness. The race is 400 – I know I can swim 400m, so I just stopped bothering and started just covering the distance, breaks or no breaks.
Thing is, my 400m time is never going to improve if I never swim 400m.
So – today I told myself to stop being so lazy and just do it. And I did. And I could.
Moral of the story: bit of self discipline isn’t a bad thing.

(sorry for the short blog. actually have a lot more to say – but LB has come over and is sitting on his own downstairs whilst I write so I better go keep him company whilst he eats his chinease. And no, i’m not having any. Tuna (protein), chickpeas (protein + carb), mushrooms and pepper with tomatoe sauce served me just right, thanks, and probably won’t triple the levels of salt and other undesirables in my system)

Published by michellearthurs

I'm an NCTJ Journalist and work at Cycling Weekly. Previous to this, I was the Editor at Total Women's Cycling. I've also dabbled in marketing and copywriting - having been Marketing Coordinator and Social Media/Content Editor at Evans Cycles. My first job was working on a local newspaper.  I've written for a variety of titles on a freelance basis, too. I got into cycling when I entered my first triathlon in 2010. I now race crits, road races, time trials, and do a lot of track training for not very much track racing.

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