Recovery Week

IMG_3213Ahhhh….recovery week!

I have to say that I’m enjoying this week with my foot halfway off the gas pedal. It’s given me a chance to rediscover my bike (hi, bike!), do a few more yoga classes, and gear up for the next 5 weeks of intensifying training.

I have several swims planned for this summer and fall.

  1. VOWSA Canada Day Challenge: 4 km
  2. Across the Lake Swim: 2.1 km
  3. Kootenay Lake Sunshine Bay to Nelson: 24 km (3 x 8 km over 3 days)
  4. Skaha Lake Ultra Swim: 11.8 km
  5. Lake Chelan Swim: 2.4 km
  6. Swim Serpentine: 3.2 km

This will be my 5th time swimming Kelowna’s Across the Lake Swim, and my second time swimming Lake Chelan. The other swims are brand new to me, and have required me to focus my training on longer distances. This involves following an actual PLAN plan, which I haven’t really done before. I have to say that I’m really enjoying it.  I started the new year with a 5 km plan offered through Prairie Girls Swim Squad and found it to be well-designed, motivating, and focused on results. I really liked the variety of the workouts and have adapted several of them as I build up my weekly kms. Read More