For the month of February I swam 53,250 short course yards. Making my YTD SCY total at 100,000. So odd that came it out so even! As for LCM I've only done one swim back in January for a total of 3,150.
Swimming may not have been such a great idea. After hitting the gym and then running going to swim was just painful! I cycled the 2 miles to the pool and was just exhausted before even getting in the water.
warmed up about a 300. really did a 50 at a time with some wall time in between.
warm up set:
200 IM kick
200 IM Pull
200 IM 25 drill / 25 swim
I don't remember the intervals.
3x50's choice on 50. did them backstroke.
3x100's IM on 1:40
3x150's 100 back / 50 free. i think on 2:30
then some extra rest
3x50's back on 50
1x200 IM on 3:40
3x150's 100 breast/50 free on 2:45
them some extra rest. damn lot's of breaststroke
3x50's breast on 55
2x100's im on 1:40
2x150's 100 fly / 50 free
doh...i was cramping up! and we ran out of time so that was it for me. 3,400 yards!
This is a pretty cool video for all us Olympic Fans. It's about all about the Olympic Icons. "Very fun video from The New York Times. Designer Steven Heller traces the evolution of the tiny symbols for each Olympic sport since their appearance in 1936." - youtube
All I can say is "blame it on the rain". For the month of February I only ran 75.14 miles. That is almost 50 Miles less then January. I ran 6 times less in February due to the rains. Yeah, I'm sticking with the rain excuse!~
The LA Maraton is in March so that will be at least one 26.2 mile run! I so need to get on the ball!
I went to bed very early last night so I could get up and workout. Luckily I woke up before my alarm clock went off. After a bowl of cereal and some No-Explode stuff I was on my way. I started off running to the gym. Since it was pretty early it was just me on sidewalks. The run was 1.87 miles.
At the gym I worked on chest, arms and finished off with some ab work. Didn't want to kill myself since I was about to embark on a long run. I headed out of the 24 Hour Fitness in West Hollywood and ran west on Santa Monica Blvd.. I turned south on Doheny and ran down to Olympic. Turning west on Olympic to Westwood. My first stop was a pee break at a Coffee Bean on Westwood. Then I continued to I reached Le Conte at UCLA. I ran on Le Conte east to Hillgard Ave. Then Hillgard to Sunset running west on Sunset to Veteran. Then down Veteran to Gayley back to Le Conte. It's a great loop around the campus of UCLA with some rolling hills. Then I zig zagged down that street with Diddy Riese Cookies. But it was too early for them to be open. So back to Westwood and my 2nd stop this time to get water at CVS. Then it was back running on Westwood to Wilshire. Ran east on Wilshire to Santa Monica Blvd which I took all the way home.
It was a fun run and being Sunday morning not much traffic. I was able to run and run with very few redlights. The loop around UCLA is pretty much non-stop. The run was according to Nike+ 17.76 miles. Gmap-Pedometer gave the run a 17.48 mile total. Either way it was a good run when you add the 1.87 mile run in from earlier. I need to step it up big time with the LA Marathon only a few weeks away. Next week will be a doozie of a run. For now at least I can rest till my next run.
It's been raining off and on today so no running or swimming. That just means tomorrow I will try and do both. In the meantime I'm catching up on some swim and Olympic news:
1. Eamon Sullivan may not qualify for the Commonwealth Games. According to the Herald Sun interviewed his coach who said "Stoelwinder said he would have rated Sullivan a better chance of qualifying in one of the now-banned hi-tech suits. I'd give him a better chance because that little bit of buoyancy they provided was all an athlete needed to get through…It's what helped Eamon last year. He came in (to the trials) unfit. But this time you don't have that assistance."
3. SwimNetwork talks to Olympic Swimmer Caroline Burckle and her new adventure studying fashion.
4. Swimming World heads to the kitchen with a few recipes and talks nutrition in an article entitles "Five Fixable Nutrition Mistakes".
5. The Arizona Republic reports that 1972 Olympic Swimmer Melissa Belote Ripley had her 1972 Gold Medals stolen.
6. The SCAQ blog posts that "Brook Bennett: Triple Olympic gold medalist now a reporter for the Bright House Sports Network."
7. The heat sheets for the 2010 New England LMSC SCY Championships are up at meetresults.com. The Masters meet will take place March 20th and then 26-28. I always find it interesting to look at seed times. I just can't believe the SCY season is almost over.
9. I don't know why but that Kia commercial with the Hamsters driving just creeps me out so I can't watch this video of a giant human hamster walking in a water ball. If hamsters don't freak you out check out the Kast-a-way blog for photos and video.
10. TMZ reports "Scotty Lago Conspiracy Theory -- Up in Smoke" Seems he believes that "Scotty Lago thinks the woman who got down on her knees in Vancouver and simulated kissing his crotch -- the infamous photo that got him kicked out of Vancouver -- was a set-up, because she tried to do basically the same thing to Michael Phelps."
Here is the first Under Armour spot with Michael Phelps.
Here is a bit how Under Armour describes the spot:
The world's hungriest athletes live by a code, a pledge to themselves & everyone else. Protect This House. I Will.
Under Armour Combines are the one true measure of an athlete's potential and a fitness discipline. Combines are competitive moments and data points for identifying an individual athlete's strengths and weaknesses for the purpose of directional guidance around trainingSpeed, Power, Evade, Endurance, Integrated Athleticism, Nutrition, and Mental Toughness.
I really should have stayed in bed this morning. I woke up sore but hoped that once I got in the water I'd be up to speed. I pretty much knew during the general warm up that this was not going to be the case. During the kick part of warm up I was struggling more then usual but kept telling myself to hold on. By the time we started the main set I was discouraged enough to give up. I figured that I did weights and swimming yesterday and my body was telling me it needed rest. So I ended up giving up and getting out early. After I did get out while in the shower I sorta did feel that I cheated myself and that even if it was tough I should have stuck it out. Oh well, what done is done. I needed to get up early this morning anyways.
50 Kick (750)
Warm Up Set:
Two Rounds -
4x50's fly kick
2x100's easy free swim working the turns
4x75's free kick
I took a pee break and missed a 50 kick so instead of it being 1400 yards it was 1350 yards for me (1350/2,100)
Up next was the main set. I barely even made it past the beginning.
4x100's free on 1:15 just making the interval
then...in theory a 200 fast on 3 mins. I gave up after the 1st 100. I had nothing. I didn't make the last 100 and was just feeling the pain. No gas and all pain. So I got out. So I only did 500 yards for a total of 2,600 yards for the workout. At least I tried even though I should have tried harder.
Rob over at Rob Aquatics is going on tour! Just like The Rolling Stones, Madonna and Lady Gaga he's destined to travel the USofA and swim in 12 Open Water Swims. Rob is being sponsored by Blueseventy and has received some help from GoSwim and LiveSwim in getting his tour organized. But he is still seeking sponsors. Check out his blog RobAquatics.com for more information. Come on, can't you help a swimmer out…