Yesterday’s Wednesday practice was so-so as I was tired and still nursing a cough. Overextending myself on a 2x100 choice sprint forced me to bail out on my second 100 half way through; and then for the last set, a 4x75 fly swim/drill I cheated and used fins. Earlier I noticed Ian steaming past me in a kick set doing dolphin at twice my speed, so much faster I checked to see if he was wearing fins (he wasn’t). No wonder he’s good at fly! If I could kick like that I’d be good at fly too (and if wishes were horses beggars would ride).
Unfortunately this morning I woke up with a very sore throat and a rough, hacking cough which brings up thick phlegm. Okay, now I really am sick! I decided not to swim this morning and to sleep in instead, and then cancelled yoga this evening as it’s quite possible I’m contagious. I’ll also likely have to miss Friday and Saturday swim practices – only two months and I’m breaking down already? Damn!