Early today I ran the 1.8 miles to the gym before my weight training. Weight training bores me but I know it's something I gotta do. Afterward I ran home. Runnilng to the gym is all downhill which means running home is uphill.
Then this evening I cycled to the pool. It's a few blocks further from the gym so it's no big deal. Actually I always feel pretty much awake by the time I get to the pool. But like running it's all downhill to the pool and uphill after workout to get home. Hitting the hill on the way home is a bitch but it's worth it. Making my weak little legs a bit stronger each time up that hill.
Tonight at the pool we had the choice between a stroke workout or a freestyle workout. I jumped in the fast free lane as did one other swimmer. Felt bad that some of the other lanes had 5 people in them but oh well. Pretty much it was the two of us for the whole workout but we did have the wall lane so that sucked.
Warmed up a 400 swim followed by a 100 kick. (500)
We did a short warm up set 3x100's taking 10 seconds rest. Each 100 was 50 drill / 50 swim. The drills were one arm, finger tip drag and then catch up. (300/800)
Then we went right into 5x200's. 1/3/5 were pulling on 1:35 and 2/4 were swim. The 3rd one was also breath controll every 3/5/any/7 by 50. I missed the interval on that one. I hate breath control. (1,000/1,800)
We went right into 5x100's pace on 1:15 (500/2,300) The first two felt sorta sluggish but then I found my pace. I was thinking I was going to fast and feared what was next.
Next up right after that was an 800 FAST for time. I lead the lane and felt the pressure to keep up a good pace. Usually when we do a distance for time I look up after each 100 I look up to see the clock to find my pace. But with the lifeguard stand in the way I could only guess on my pace. I ended up doing it in 9:36. (800/3,100)
then a quick pee break and a 50 easy. (50/3150)
200 rotating 50 fist drill / 50 swim (200/3350)
then 4x25's kick on 35 (100/3450)
The we did the following 3 times (maybe 4 but lets say 3) -
100 DPS on 1:20
2x50's build on 40
4x25's sprint on 30
we took 20 seconds rest in between each round to square up the clocks (900/4,350)
then we did 12x25's on 30 4 fly / 4 free / 4 back. I was dying so sprinting wasn't happening for me. (300/4,650)
after i just did a 50 warm down and got out for a total of 4,700 yards. Funny I started the workout struggling and somehow found my swim mojo! Glad I stayed and stuck it out.