Mark has swam doubles (2 practices a day) for as long as I have known him. Not every day, but three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) he has gone to practice from 7-9:30-ish and 3-ish-5ish. On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday he typically trained once a day. This schedule is normal. Regular. It is what we did throughout college and what he has done since... until now. Now our everyday Olympian is a one trick pony (one practice a day swimmer). It was a big change. He now swims and lifts in the morning and is finished (like totally finished) by 11am at the latest.
What is point of this switch-a-roo? Something about confusion (in a good way). As our good friend Albert Einstein said, "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
So, thanks to Albie (Einstein), Mark's training schedule has changed. He seems to be adapting well. He has come home and has actually told me about good workouts. Not just "it was fine" or "okay" but more like, "Hey, Ash...I had a good one this morning." This is big news. Huge.
The other good news is that with Mark home in the afternoons I don't feel quite as bad leaving the housework and laundry to him. A big pile of dirty laundry at the bottom of our closet is my happy-you-only-have-one-practice-today gift to my dear husband.