Training with a tempo trainer

A few days ago, I blogged about the Finis Tempo Trainer. I ordered it last weekend and it arrived on Wednesday. Today, I trained with it for the first time. It felt strange to have it attached to my swim goggles making a beeping noise. Anne (my coach) had me set it to 1.20 seconds for level-4 and 1.30 seconds for level-3. I quickly got comfortable with the rhythm of the beeps and synchronized my strokes to this rhythm. It was tiring but felt good to know that I can keep up with the rhythm.

Overall, I swam a bit more than 2,500 yards.

I have readied my nutrition for the long (4.5 hours) bike ride tomorrow. I have also cleaned out my bike with dry lube; it should be good to go tomorrow. 

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