I went to the gym today and did about 5-7 laps (I lost count) in the pool then toweled off and did 2.5mi on the treadmill with 1/4 mile repeats. Don't I sound official? Really all I did on the treadmill was run for 2.5 miles but every other 1/4 of a mile I'd kick it up a notch until I was running 5.0 for 1/4 then 7.0 for the last 1/4 of the 2.5 miles. It was pretty fun. I could tell I hadn't used my inhaler (I forgot since I had gone swimming first).
I do have a question about swimming for my non existent readers. I think I'm doing a "free style" stroke. But I'm having issues with breath. I can't seem to get it coordinated and that's my big problem I guess. This last swim though, I did one on Tuesday too. And today I jumped in and swam to the very end (to the wall) my first try. On Tuesday my first couple of lengths I was stopping 3/4 of the way down the lane because I was so fatigued. Don't you love starting something new and you can really see some progress right away? It's so motivating.