Today's swim was nice and easy. And on top of that I made it easier by taking extra rest allowing my lane mates to get some rest.
100 Free Kick
The drills were Fist, One Arm, 3 Strokes then Turn and one other that I can't remember. (1200 warm up)
300 Pull (300/1500)
400 on 6:45. Was 6:30 but the lane mates wouldn't have had les than 5 seconds rest. I came in on 5:50. (400)
4x100's Free on 1:25 (40/800)
400 on 6:45 in theory but missed out interval debating who'd would lead the next part (400/1200)
8x50's on 45 (400/1600)
400 on 6:45 in theory as everyone in the lane did something different. (400/2000)
10x25's. Was 16 but our goofing off during the set left us running out of time. My last 400 I was going a bit slower as I was in between two swimmers as one swimmer took a pee break and got in around the 200 mark and my other lane mate was swimming a 300 IM. I've gotten use to my lane mates so I am pretty laid back about lane order and people swimming various things at the same time. When you only have three people in the lane it's no big deal. Now if this was the 7:15am or 7:00pm workout I would have strangled my lane mates as those workouts are more crowded. But with only three of us who swim together on a regular basis we stay out of each others way. (250/2250/3750)
Then we did a 50 sprint choice of stroke. Without swimming any fly for the whole workout I decided to sprint this 50 butterfly. Which was a big mistake. After the turn at the 25 I just took it easy as I was beat. My arms so didn't want to move. So after that I warmed down a 50 (100/3850) I should have swam another 50 to make it an even 3900. Oh well
MTD Yardage: 59,050
MTD LCM: 6400
YTD Yardage: 173,700
YTD LCM 17,200
So I was checking in on the USMS Go The Distance Swim Results LINK and some of those folks put me to shame. The postal swim is measure in miles and a mile is 1760 yards. Go figure how to swim that extra 10 yards. Some folks in the postal have done 100 miles, 200 miles, 300 miles and one person with 400 miles in the months of Jan and Feb alone. That is a lot of swimming! I figured I do on average with my heavy swims about 35 miles a month. Of course you gotta wonder what kind of actual effort is put into these super miler swims. Are they just lazily swimming or are they just supermen and superwomen?