In doing the fifty mile challenge for my gym, I’m cranking up the volume on my workouts so that I don’t get behind this month. I’m going to be training while on travel, but it won’t count for the purposes of the gym challenge. So, to stay on track for that, I need to get in about 12.5 miles this month at my gym.
That’s not really an issue. I have about 13 training sessions to do it, and volume will be good for my swim at the end of June.
Back last fall, I was swimming between 1000 and 1500 yards a session usually close to 1000. I didn’t challenge myself to swim 2000 yards until quite late in November. The intent, barring weather and car troubles, is to swim every weekday morning with the occasional weekend challenge thrown in.
So, 2000 yards was a challenge that I saved for the occasional weekend swim.
It’s just Wednesday.
My challenges are over twice that. It’s also still a laughably short distance for the stuff I’m aspiring to. But that’s okay. It’s consistent progress and fortunately distance swimming is not a sport only for the young.