Okay so I didn't run before swimming this morning. I know I said I was going to run. But the 5am alarm came and went. That snooze button is so friendly! But I did go swimming so that is something. Of course when I got back from swimming or actually when I checked email after swimming on the way home I found this helpfull little reminder that I'm a running slacker from miCoach
Yeah, Adidas miCoach I'm still running and my workouts actually don't miss me. I just stopped using you because well, you don't update status reports to twitter while RunKeeper does. So there! Also I have friends who use either Nike+ or RunKeeper so we can challenge each other. So sorry Adidas miCoach in my book you lost the running app race.
As for swimming today it was a decent day. I actually liked the set. Even though it seemed to take a bit before I was feeling fast. Notice I said fast as my technique was just not there.
Warmed up a mixed 600. Then we did a 200 Kick. So 800 yard warm up.
Main Set - Okay so we had a choice. Well I had a choice, sort of. As did one other swim mate. So one group of swimmers swam 5x50's on 55, a 500 on an interval then 3 sets of 5x50's each getting faster on intervals of 50/55/60 by group. Myself and my lane mate swam a different set:
5x50's Free on 55. To set the pace
3x400's on 6 minutes. 1st 400 swim paced. Umm..so that didn't go so well. I went out too fast in the 1st 100. Couldn't find a pace. Did it in about a 5:05. 2nd 400 Pulling. I used paddles for the first 200 and was cruising. I finished up with another 5:05. Now my lane mate got to use fins for his 1st and 3rd 400. Not me. I was just a smidgen ahead of him till the last 75. That's when he started to kick and pull ahead of me by a second. He did a 4:37 and I was a 4:38/9. We were out in about a 1:07 for the first 100. I was just trying to stay below or around a 1:10 base.
Then with an extra 30 seconds rest we regrouped with the other lanes to swim the last round of 5x50's. So 1700 yard main set. (1700/2500) And then I just warmed down a 100 yards. For 2,600 yards before getting kicked at 7:50 for the aqua aerobics / fitness class that starts at 8am. Damn them! Not like I was going to swim more but I just hate the fact they take the whole pool for like 6 people.