I scheduled in a few cross training days plus a day of rest each week when I created my marathon training schedule. I am finding that I need more rest days than previously planned so I often rest instead of cross train. However, today I knew that swimming would help my back feel better in between two long services at work, so I went directly to the pool after rehearsal. The afternoon sun was peeking in through the top windows of the pool deck so I enjoyed the feeling of swimming outdoors every time I swam through a strip of sunlight.
900 yd swim
300 yd warm up- 100 yd swim, 100 yd drills, 100 yd pull
200 yd swim, L6, RI: 30
200 yd pull, L6
cool down- 200 yd mixed strokes