First a swim workout now a swim report, I'm on a roll. Work has been busy but hopefully I'm back on a blogging roll also.
Lane 1 - The Australian posts "Emily Seebohm revs up training. EVERY elite athlete is looking for an edge, and Emily Seebohm has found hers while hanging upside down from a pole. After beginning her year with unprecedented speed, the world’s No 1-ranked 100m backstroker has revealed that twice-weekly pole dancing classes have contributed to her outstanding form."
Lane 2 - CCTV America posts "Olympic Swimmer Amanda Beard speaks out about struggles with body image."
Lane 3 - Swimming World posts "Swim Like A Girl, Swimming’s Legacy of Female Empowerment."
Lane 4 - Khaleej Times posts "Chad Le Clos targets more medals in Kazan. Abu Dhabi: Like a fish takes to water. There is no better way to describe Chad Le Clos. Having learnt to swim at an early age and started competing by the time he turned 10, the South African is now a Olympic, World and Commonwealth Games champion at 22."
Lane 5 - Stratford Observer posts "Olympic star Rebecca Adlington urges Stratfordians to get swimming. DIVE in and take advantage of the swimming facilities Stratford has to offer. That was the message from two-time Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington when she visited the town's leisure centre earlier this week."
Lane 6 - Stuff posts "Kiwi Olympic swimmer Dylan Dunlop-Barrett retires to move on to other things."
Lane 7 - WKYT posts "Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte honors Woodford Co. teen killed in crash."
Lane 8 - San Francisco Chronicle posts "Missy Franklin to leave Cal swim team to focus on Olympics. As Missy Franklin started to walk out of Berkeley’s Haas Pavilion, she flung her backpack over her shoulder and asked, “Anyone want to go to sociocultural anthropology?”
I may have been out of the water but I'm far from being down. My last swim was New Years Eve yeah it's been that long. I have a million excuses mostly about work. I work long hours doing Personal Training and teaching Group X Classes so I have no energy for myself. But I knew today was a light day and I didn't have to be at work at 7am so I promised myself a swim. Oy!
6x75's Kick/Drill/Kick (450/1050)
6x150's on 2:50 IMish 25 Fly / 25 Free / 25 Back / 25 Free / 25 Breast / 25 Free (900/1950)
Some human error with me using the watch. Hit stop instead of stop. Shockingly I did descend as I started at 2:13 and ended at 2:03. Not my old fast but not bad for not swimming for two months and barely swimming at all in 2014. I'm so hoping I can get myself on a regular routine of swimming at least once a week but hoping for at least twice but we will see.
200 Free Pull (1950/2150)
then a 50 relaxed swim. (50/2200)
8x25's 25 easy kick / 25 sprint choice of stroke (i did butterfly) on 60 (2000/2400)
1 :15.9 25 1:02
3 :16.2 25 1:05
5 :15.8 25 1:03
Human error as I missed my 3rd 25.
Not so bad for my first swim of the year. Or at least right now I guess you should ask me in a few hours. 2,400 yards. Ugh!
My Progress for Go The Distance 2015
Month Total Distance Feb 1.36 miles (=2,400 yards, =2,195 meters) Total 1.36 miles (=2,400 yards, =2,195 meters)