For months now I've been dying to have the time to do a good 4000M workout in the pool. I wanted to swim HARD, but not just for 2000M... no, I wanted HARD for 4000M.
So naturally I was all psyched to get in the water this morning, knowing that I had plenty of time to get the whole workout in. It was especially cool too that I actually had an opportunity to chit-chat a little bit with my training partners between sets. Usually we just get down to business with the only talking being a very quick explanation of the set and then you hear something like, "5 seconds" and then we're all underwater and going.
That's how it has to be when you're cramming as many meters as possible into 50 minutes flat.
But this morning Quinn found out that I can actually be friendly when I'm not totally pressed for time. :)
Anyway, much of this mornings workout was very hard, and while I was psyched to have the opportunity to do it, I'm currently just exhausted! I forgot how much a long hard swim workout can turn you into a wet noodle for the rest of the day.
In the end though, the new arrangement with Dana coming over in the mornings is a win-win-win for everybody. Scott gets to go to work on time, I get a great swim workout in, Dana gets a quality run in, and Moana and Mercey have each other to pay with! Mercey was just as happy as she could be to get to play "Big Sister"... wanting to push Moana around in the stroller and all. I stopped her short of actually trying to feed Moana herself though in fear that the oatmeal would end up all over the kitchen floor.
The only factor I didn't consider in this whole arrangement was the fact that after I get to do my great awesome long hard swim, I get to come home and be not only mommy to my little 8 month old, but also play mommy for a 3 year old. Which can be a little bit of a challenge when you're body is functioning like a wet noodle. Though in the end, I'll take it. Dana and I are planning to continue the trade off on Mondays and Fridays, so I should have no problem getting my quality swims in from here on out. I just have this feeling though that I'm not going to be looking forward to the future ones as much as I was today. The novelty of killing yourself in really hard workouts can dissipate quickly when you're over trained and tired, ya know?