I decided not to swim to next year. Okay bad joke. Someone said that to me on deck this morning. I took me a few seconds to be like uh huh, funny. I did swim this morning even though I really wasn't in the mood. The water was so warm and the air so cold that when we were kicking I couldn't see the person in front of me. Ugh! Not being in the mood and the hot water all played a role in me taking it easy today. But since I was taking it easy I decided to make every turn count. They weren't perfect but they were better than my normal turns. Even my stream lines off the wall were better. Of course every time I came up I was gasping for air. So not use to being under water for so long. This ex-one pack a day smoker really needs an oxygen tank from time to time when swimming.
I'm just giving the main set today as I really don't remember what we did. I was just swimming up and down.
5x200 Free on 2:50. The extra rest we got was so we could keep the same pace for each 200. I didn't even check my times as I was working on my turns. I would slow up each time before getting to the wall. I went last in my lane and went 10 seconds after the person in front of me. I figured without having someone at my feet I had more time to spend on the turns. I get so frustrated when I go to turn and I see the person right there.
3x100 IM on 1:45
3x200 Free on 2:40. Keeping the same pace. But once again I was all about the turns. I figured if I'm swimming shitty I more as well make something come out of the workout.
3x100 IM on 1:45 Reverse IM strokes.
3x200 Free on 2:40 Keeping the pace. Read above.
3x100 IM on 1:45 Relay IM order.
200 Fast for time. I decided to lead my lane as I figured I was faster than my lanes mates. I kept ahead of my lane for the whole 200 but after the first 75 I just died. No steam, no energy! So I just continued swimming but slower. I'm hoping that by Wednesday I'll be feeling better and back in the swing of things. If not at least I'll be working on those turns again.