Actually had the song The Stroke in my head during workout. Mostly because it was an all stroke workout. It was a tough workout which was even harder by some lane mates nipping on my heels. Doh!
Warm up started off pretty slowly on my part. The lanes were crowded so I keep eyeing the other lanes debating if I wanted to move down to have less people. Mind you I wasn't the slowest in the lane but sometimes it's just easier to move down for me. My ego can handle swimming in the medium lane. I know for some they just want to swim in the fast lane even if they will need to cheat and sit out parts of the workout. So my warm up was I don't know, let's say a 400.
Drilling Warm Up Set:
3x75's Drilling. IM Order, no free and 1 of each stroke. I was getting a bit pissed off as I could see people in my lane swimming free instead of butterfly and swimming in general instead of drilling.
3x50's 25 drill / 25 swim same way as the 75's
3x25's swim working our underwater and first few strokes, blast off I think the coach calls it. ditto im order
3x50's kick ditto im order
3x25's swim ditto im order and blast offs.
I don't remember the intervals. Hell I wasn't really paying attention since I wasn't leading. (625/1025)
Kicking Warm Up Set:
3 Rounds -
I did round 1 and 3 butterfly on my back. Working those abs. For round 2 I did freestyle with the board. I am the worst freestyle kicker! Knowing that and being passive aggressive is why I did freestyle. While kicking butterfly on my back I kept seeing the person behind me swimming to keep up. I did hope to whack him in the head with my butterfly kick but that didn't happen so I figured I'd slow up thinking maybe then he'd kick. I gotta admit it did make me kick harder then I'd like. So for all of the aggravation to me it did have some benefit. (900/1925)
At least by now one person got out of the workout so the lane was down one person.
50 easy so now we are up to 1975 yards. Ahh...1975 such a nice year. I remember it well. That was the year I went to kindergarden. One day my mother gave me the choice of either a Hostess Cupcake or a Korb's Bakery Oversized Chocolate Chip Cookie. For some reason I wouldn't give in that day to only having one snack. I wanted both. So either I snuck both snacks or my mother gave in. Well it was also the last day of a school mate who I liked. Since I had two snacks it took me longer to eat and then clean up. I ended up missing saying good bye to my friend at the time. Starting another 35 years of anti-social behavior by me. Anyways...
50 easy free on some interval that i can't remember. (50/250)
4x25's butterfly on some interval that well ditto (100/350)
50 easy free on some interval that i can't remember. (50/400)
2x100's stroke on I think 1:40. I did backstroke. (200/600)
50 easy free on some interval that i can't remember. (50/650)
4x25's fly. ditto on interval (100/750)
50 easy free on some interval that i can't remember. (50/850)
4x50's stroke on some interval. I did backstroke. (200/1050)
50 easy free on some interval that i can't remember. (50/1100)
4x50's fly on some interval (200/1300)
50 easy free on some interval that i can't remember. (50/1350)
8x25's I did backstroke. (200/1550)
50 easy free on some interval that i can't remember. (50/1600)
8x25's fly (200/1800)
50 easy (1850)
I think that was 1,850 yards. So that would be a total of 3,725 yards. I then did another 50 to warm down for 3,750 yards. Crazy as it sounds but two mates in the lane next to me and the lane leader in my lane did the entire thing butterfly (except the 50 easy frees). CRAZY! If I had done that I would have been pulled out of the pool and put in a hearse. And if that isn't crazy enough for you...two of them did a 200 for time after all this. FUCK! I am a slacker! I shouldn't say they are crazy because it's inspiring. It pushes me to work harder when I see it.
Overall it was a good workout. It started off a bit on the bad side but once I got going it was okay. Now with three good workouts in a row it sorta blew my theory that I was only having good workouts every other workout. For a while it seemed I'd have one good workout then a bad workout then a good workout. This past week I've seemed to settle in. Good thing with a swim meet this weekend. Well unless it rains...