It feels like I haven't swam in ages. After SCY National's it's been hit or miss. This week between Memorial Day's Pool Closure and No on 8 March I've been out of the pool. I did swim for 60 minutes on Sunday but it was a disaster in the pool as I felt like crap. Swam an easy lap swim on Tuesday so that doesn't count for much. At least I've done a few trips to the gym for weights and spin classes to keep me active.
Once in the pool I was out of the gate right from the onset. Which is not normal for me. Usually I struggle with warm up and build from that. Today I was strong and kept on going.
Warmed Up a 450
Then we did a warm up set. 2x
200 Kick on 4 Minutes (200)
50 Drill (50/250)
3x75's Free on 1:05 (225/475)
100 im on 1:40 (100/575) (1,150/1,600)
I can't remember if we did one short warm up set here. We normally do but I forgot.
75 IM on 1:05
50 Stroke on 55 (50/125)
4x100's Free on 1:15 (400/525)
4x25's Free on 40 (100/625)
1x200 Free fast on 3 mins. (200/825)
I went second in my lane behind another swimmer who is on par with me when it comes to times. We sorta jockey back and forth at swim meets. One meet I'll be ahead of him in an event then the next he pulls on ahead of me. I figured going 10 seconds behind him I'd be able to pace off of him. He had a sluggish workout so I ended up pulling ahead and leading towards the end. The 100's felt so easy. Maybe cuz' of the draft but it didn't feel like I had to push myself that far. I was getting at least 7 seconds rest on each one. As for the 200's my first one was on 2:15 and my second one was on 2:16. The set was a total of 1700 yards. (1700/3400)
8x50's Pull. (400/3800)
1 on 50 the 2nd 25 breathing only 5 times
1x50 on 45 the 2nd 25 breathing only 4 times
1x50 on 45 the 2nd 25 breathing only 3 times
1x40 on 40 the 2nd 25 breathing only 2 times.
Warmed Down a 50 (50/3850)
I figure I'll get one more swim practice in for the month of May. Then it's a new month! June. Then it'll be July and my back to swim annviersay on the 5th. 5 years back to swimming on the 5th. I grew up doing age group swimming and stopped when i was 16 in highschool. I didn't swim a lap till after my 34th birthday. So now it's approaching 5 years and somedays it feels like I am swimming for the first time again
MTD Yardage: 34,425
MTD LCM: 0
YTD Yardage: 267,125
YTD LCM 2,000