I went down to Chelsea Piers to sign my membership paperwork - I thought I would just take a look round - but the sight of the swimming pool made me realize I would be crazy not to get in a short swim while I was there! I had brought my swim things, thinking that such an eventuality might come to pass, so I had a quick dip, more or less as follows:
100 fly drill/stroke
700 yards total
That was enough - I am running a nutritional deficit from my run earlier, and I biked both ways, too!
I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT MY NEW GYM MEMBERSHIP!
Seriously, to be able to walk into a beautiful glass-covered room, with sun streaming through the windows and a spectacular view of the Hudson, and swim in a LANE OF MY OWN....
As part of my membership package, I get 2 free personal training sessions and two "specialty" training sessions, one of the options for which includes swimming (the others are boxing, Pilates or climbing - I have honestly always sort of wanted to take up boxing, but I think it will have to wait!), so I am thinking that in October I will be able to eke out a bit more swim coaching without shelling out more dollars.
I am not going to log bike miles getting to the gym and back (I guess it is about 4.5 miles each way) - I am more thinking of it as a very helpful complement to training, especially given that it is clear that I will be logging many of my bike training miles indoors! Seriously, it will be very good; I am already getting used to riding on Riverside Drive, which given my bicycle-related state of nerves is very good progress...