I so could get use to swimming every other day. Oh wait that use to be my routine. Of course my swim meet times were a lot slower but hey it's cold and it's been rainy out here in LA. Who want's to swim in the rain? On a side note as I was typing that last sentence the song "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" from High Society. Which has to be one of my all time favorite movies. Back to swimming...
So tonight I decided to bike to swim practice but somehow forgot how cold it was. I left wearing only shorts and a tee shirt. Brr.. The good or bad thing is that since it is winter the WeHo Pool is so hot I like the cold weather to cool off. Tonight in swim you could see the steam rise off of my fellow team mates. It was too much.
I started my swim off with a mixed 600. It was basically swim a 50 stop and fiddle around and then swim another 50. I was slightly getting annoyed during warm up and a lane mate and I chatted it up about our pet peeves and bad habits of our fellow swimmers. I'll be the first to say that I'm high maintenance in the pool. After that we did a warm up set:
50 Swim (blast off - meaning you work the streamline and the first few strokes)
Round one was free, round two was back and round three was breast. I skipped the 100 breast kick so my yardage for this set was 650.
200 Free on 2:50. This is a stretched up recovery 200 freestyle. I just love it when people sprint these. Really. The third round I was leading the lane and I was going at a decent clip as the guy in the next lane was doing what looked to me an all out sprint.
2x75's Stroke on 1:20. These are fast. We were told to work our stroke.
100 Free "Active Recovery" on 1:20. My body can comprehend recovery and a 1:20 interval but that is just me.
4x50's on 50 Stroke. Fast again.
I did all my stroke backstroke. I started the first round 3rd in the lane, move up to 2nd for the middle round and was 1st the final round. The other people are sprinter and don't pace themselves that well. Which I knew in advanced and planned for. I didn't want to start off leading and be pushed out of the gate. (1950/3200)
We then did 6x100's Pull. 2 on 1:25 / 2 on 1:20 / 2 on 1:15. I decided not to use paddles till the 2nd to last 100 but after a 50 I took them off. Between all that backstroke and weights today I was having some shoulder pain. I pretty much pulled back a bit hoping not to cause myself too much agony. (600/3800)
We finished up with 8x25's on 30. Odds easy free Evens fast fly. I went second as I was feeling that twitching pain in my shoulder. Plus that last lane mate standing with me has a damn good butterfly. (200/4000)
MTD Yardage: 35,550
MTD LCM: 6,500
YTD Yardage: 99,750 (oh i'm going to hit the 100,000 yards mark!)
YTD LCM 6,500
And that was it. I plan on swimming tomorrow. 6am. Bright and early! Wahoo! I was going to do a rant here about tonight but I'm too tired. I need to eat. Plus I took a minute to play with my new Flip Cam so without further ado introducing Joel's Video Blog-Cast #1:
I promise to get better at this! Really.