This was a pretty tough week.
The first training went alright I thought but I felt quite heavy while sliding through the water. I felt that my stomach was fat and that I was out of breath quickly. But that didn’t matter much because I was still able to finish the training with relative ease.
It wasn’t until next training that I found it I had taken too much rest over the holidays..
It was an hour test: how much can you swim in an hour? The answer is 3725 meters. I was quite disappointed because it was the same result as about two months ago..
I couldn’t bring myself to tell Marcel that this was my result. I wanted to retry the hour test in the weekend so that I could hopefully tell him I had done a better job but after 15 minutes I already saw that I wasn’t going to do much better. I stopped and decided to change my program and do something else instead.
My training on Friday went pretty well. I had to swim 4x1500m accelerating every 500m. The first 1500m was much faster than the last three but I had wrongly estimated my energy level and abilities for that day again. The last three times were pretty steady and I really did my best to get good results but I just wasn’t able to do more.
I knew I had let myself go a little too much and this was like a great big slap in the face, an annoying ‘I told you so’. I guess I learned that the hard way too..
I also got my blood checked because Marcel said it was a smart thing to let it get checked everyone now and then. Just have to wait for results now..
I reckon they won’t find much though. Yes, I’m always tired but I still don’t eat right, I plan so many social activities that I don’t take time for myself and I sleep pretty bad lately.. I think it’s just my lifestyle that needs improvement but I’ll find out for sure next week.
I am a nineteen-year-old girl from Baambrugge, a tiny village near Amsterdam, with big ambitions. I like to set big goals for myself, I like to explore my own boundaries and see if I can expand them.