5.02.2012

Double Dip (Pool + Open Water)

Yesterday was a great day for swimming!  I was able to swim twice, once at the pool and once at GSL for a total of just under 6 miles.

Here is the morning's workout:
1,000 warm up (alternate 250 free, 250 back)
10 x 100 on 1:30
5 x 200 on 3:00
2 x 500 on 7:30
5 x 200 on 3:00
10 x 100 on 1:30
1,000 pull
1,000 cool down

I slowed down a little on the second half, but other than that it was a great workout.


In the afternoon I met Gordon, Goody, Chad and Michelle at the GSL marina.  It was a nice, sunny day with a breeze that was making small waves on the water.

Recently I have noticed that I am much more sensitive to "cold" water, which is not normal.  Sensitivity to cold is one of the symptoms of hypothyroidism (which I found out I have last October).  I decided to get my blood checked to see if there had been a change in my levels.  Sure enough, they were lower than they should have been and my doctor increased the dosage of the medicine I am taking.  From talking to others with thyroid issues, it can take a few days to a week to notice a change on a new dosage.  Because of that, I decided to keep my swim short to see how I felt.

Goody, Chad and Gordon headed out towards Black Rock and Michelle and I stayed near the marina and did the one mile lap of buoys.  I noticed a slight improvement with the water and I hope by Thursday I will feel even better.  If I waited too long for Michelle to catch up, I started feeling a little cold so I decided to swim back to meet her instead of wait at the buoys.  It was a little rough with the wind, but not too bad.  I finished up with 1.36 miles.  After getting out, my thermometer read 64 degrees.

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