So swimming once a week is not a good thing for me. Last week I made it my goal to swim Saturday, Sunday and today. Well Saturday I woke up so tired from the week of Group Power and Ride that I slept in before heading in to teach one more Ride. Then Sunday…well nevermind I slept in. So it was up to today to finish my month of swimming.
So let's see what I swam…
Warm up started with me helping put in the lanes then the actual warm up. I did a 150 for the lane lines. I wasn't really paying much attention to what I swam for my warm up but the watch lists another 500 yards so we'll go with that. (650)
Then we did some kicking. I think it was either 50's or just a 200. But it was kick. (200/850)
Hmm…then we did something that was 300 yards total. Hmm..what was it. I know the next thing on the list via the watch is wrong. It wasn't 525 yards since we drilled/swim 4x175's. Hmm…300 yards of what? (300/1150)
4x175's on 2:45? Now that is the problem with this damn watch. Well besides it sucking big time. I missed the first one as by the time we argued and set the lane order I had left without starting the watch. Then when you pause between 175's instead of seeing your split on the main screen it has the total time swam for the set. So by the 3rd one I had no idea my split. I was trying to stop the button as I glided to the wall so I missed my splits every time. I was frustrated with the watch during this set as well as most of the workout. Now the 175's were odd length's catch up an even lengths build. I was having issues trying to lead the lane, go moderately fast and drill. I started to have so much pain in my shoulders. Drilling should never be done on an interval. At least I shouldn't lead during any drilling. (700/1850)
Then we did some drill. 300 of it. I don't remember. I think I'm using the watch to avoid me using my mind to figure out what the hell I swam. I know we did some 50's Kick. But this wasn't it. Although this might have been when we were doing something and my watch got caught on the lane line. I really don't' like this watch. (300/2150)
The list has 500 yards but it was 6x100's on 1:40. I forgot to hit the button once . Doh! These were to be descending. We could use fins and paddles. I only used paddles and gave them up on number 5. The were descend. Don't know if I descended. My first one was faster looking off the clock then what my watch gave me since I gotta be the one pressing the button to start and stop. Grr…hard to do with paddles on. (600/2750)
Oh yeah kicking. I did a 150 or 3x50's kick with a bit of a pee break. (150/2900) Oh when I came back I did one more 50 so 2,950 yards so far.
After that it was all drill work. 50's/25's that sorta thing.
8x50's 2 of each stroke Drill Down / Swim Back (400/3350)
We did a bunch of 25's so that last list of 475 yards was that drilling 25's but it should be 500 as I forgot to start the watch during one round. It was 3 Rounds of 4x25's. One finger fist drill some more catch up. Some build and some fast. (3850)
The workout was slow and painful for me. Swimming once a week is never good. That and the water was 87F. Ouchie! I was bitching and moaning the whole time. Hopefully I'll feel better on Thursday. As for the Garmin Swim I really think it's great for lap swimmers. But for coached workouts on intervals it may not be so great. It's only been three swims so far so it's a bit early for a final verdict. So far it's not winning me over. I'm really really behind in my Go The Distance Goal for 2012. Looks like I'll never get to 300 Miles this year. 31,625 yards for the month isn't so bad. I really wanted to try for 35K but at least I broke the 30K mark.
My Progress for Go The Distance 2012
Month Total Distance
Jan 26.14 miles (=46,000 yards, =42,062 meters)
Feb 21.68 miles (=38,150 yards, =34,884 meters)
Mar 19.36 miles (=34,075 yards, =31,158 meters)
Apr 14.29 miles (=25,150 yards, =22,997 meters)
May 18.67 miles (=32,853 yards, =30,041 meters)
Jun 11.16 miles (=19,650 yards, =17,968 meters)
Jul 17.97 miles (=31,625 yards, =28,918 meters)
Total 129.26 miles (=227,503 yards, =208,029 meters)