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Where everything felt great? When your swimming and you can just feel the water wooshing past? Every stroke feels strong?<br><br>
Last night was NOT one of those nights. My arms felt like lead pipes. My legs felt tlike they had anchors hanging from my toes. My shoulders felt like they were bound in a straight jacket. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><br><br>
I bagged it after 2500yds. I just couldn't push off that wall one more time. I swear it felt like everytime I pushed off someone picked up the opposite side of the pool and I had to swim upstream.<br><br>
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Yup....<br>
I know that feeling....<br>
Usually on Tuesday mornings......<br>
lol<br><br>
(after hell Mondays).<br><br>
OTOH.....<br>
I also know that AHA! feeling, so, it all evens out in the end.
 

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I'm rested. I took the whole weekend off. I had a really crappy day at work and I took it to the pool. It doesn't help that I went to the outdoor pool to get a change of scenery and when I go there they told me they were closing in 15 minutes. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> I had to drive 20 minutes back to the gym. I should have bagged it when I couldn't get into the first pool, it was an omen.<br><br>
My coach thinks I should have completed the 3500 that was scheduled and is really kind of pissed that I got out of the water early.<br><br>
Me, "I bagged the workout tonight."<br>
Him, "Why?"<br>
Me, "I just felt bad in the water."<br>
Him, "So if you feel crappy in a race your gonna DNF?"<br>
Me, "<img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">"<br>
Him, "Get over it, but Friday is gonna be hell."<br><br>
That's what my coach thinks. It's not often he gives me crap about bagging a workout, but he felt I should have pushed through. He was probably right. I can't get better if I drop a workout because it doesn't feel good.<br><br>
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Were you switching sides of the table as you were talking to your coach?
 

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Let the coach be hard on you, and you need to give yourself a little break.<br><br>
We all know that you won't give up during a race because you don't feel good. You are too tough for that. It's one workout, Sheldon. Don't beat yourself up.<br><br>
One workout will not make or break anyone's training. NOw if you stop swimming every time you don't want to go to the pool, or whatever, that is different. I'm far too loose with myself on stuff like this, but you are far too hard on yourself.<br><br><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I know about those. Sometimes a crappy day at work can fuel a good workout, especially a swim where I can let my mind wander to who I want to kill and how. But, it happens the other way too, where I'm just emotionally spent and generally disgruntled and nothing is going to go right.<br><br>
Yeah, you should have finished it. But, in the grand scheme of things, it's not really going to make a difference. It's not like you went out and robbed a convenient store, or drank a quart of whiskey or ate a pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream and a pack of oreo cookies.<br><br>
Hope the next one is completely different!!
 

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I understand the pool dilemma. I don't normally swim on Sat's, but last week's schedule got all messed up which forced a trip to the pool. It just so happens that my son had a baseball clinic the same morning, so I was already crunched for time...I would have had just enough time to swim and get him to the clinic.<br><br>
Well, of course, the dude that opens the pool is 20 mins late, I get a whopping 20 mins in the water, and I am brutally pissed. Needless to say, I did not pay for the swim and they did not push the issue. I think they realized how tweaked I was.
 

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I've been there so I can totally understand how the bad day could weigh you down. Next time this happens, try easing off just a little. For me, the extra baggage usually makes my form go to hell, which then makes me feel like you described. By slowing down, it forces me to think about all aspects of my stroke and that usually helps. Ironically, when I do this, my times are usually closer to my normal pace than they were prior to slowing down. It doesn't necessarily mean I'm going to have a great swim, but it then turns into more of a technique day for me. I'll still finish the workout and I won't feel like it was a complete waste of time, or feel bad for stopping early.
 

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Oh to be a fly on that wall at times!!<br><br>
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I'm with 4boysmom. Some swims just suck a little more than others.<br><br>
Are you doing MIT on Sunday, Sheldon?<br><br>
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It's Sunday? I'm not ready for a race. I think I run the Shamrock 10 miler up in Lake Worth.<br><br>
You doing it? I think the entry fee was like 150. A little steep for an oly.<br><br>
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If you didn't leave NEAR THE FRAKKING OCEAN, I might have some sympathy. Instead, nope. Get your butt in the water. We wanna see you shine on the podium. Some of us gotta live vicariously you know, and if you slack it takes away our fun!! <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
p.s. "let it go"... one workout, matters not. one habit, matters much.
 

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Jeez. And all this time I thought you coached yourself.<br><br>
I'll make sure to send him a wooden spoon.<br><br>
Is it a him?
 

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Question...does your coach answer the cellie and say...<br><br>
"What the fuck do you want now?"<br><br>
Just askin'
 
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