3 Swims in 1 week, I'm on a roll. Not a good one but a roll just the same. I sort of was guilted into swimming this morning as I ran into Gary the "Coach" at the mail station yesterday. That and last night I was super tired and went to bed early. So I did set my alarm for 6am. No one really was at the pool the local Senior Games are in two weeks so everyone I guess is tapering. The "Coach" was taking it easy just swimming laps but he gave me a set to do. Ummm...I sort of modified it. That and since I wasn't given intervals I gave myself slower intervals then I should be swimming at.
300 Swim or maybe a 250. I was having counting issues and I messed up using my watch during the warmup. It was too dark outside to see what I was doing.
300 Pull w/ Paddles
So let's call it an 800 yard warm up.
3 Rounds (But I only did 2 Rounds)
200 Swim Backstroke on 3:30 Pace
200 Free Easy but Build last 50 on 3:15
4x50's FAST on 60
Ugh...I'm so outta swim shape. That was enough for me. So 1,200 yard set.
1 3:06.2 200 1:33
2 2:48.3 200 1:24
3 :34.5 50 1:09
4 :35.2 50 1:10
5 :36.0 50 1:12
6 :36.4 50 1:13
7 3:00.6 200 1:30
8 2:42.9 200 1:21
9 :36.6 50 1:13
10 :36.2 50 1:13
11 :36.3 50 1:13
12 :35.8 50 1:12
My first 200 backstroke was super slow and stopped at the 100 mark cuz' I had lost count. Looked at my Garmin Swim to see where I was. All my times are super slow these days even when I try. But at least I'm swimming. Plus I was on my own so I don't push as hard. Hopefully tomorrow I'll get up and swim with the gang. I'm sure that'll push me. If I can wake up at 6am on a Sunday.
Total yards of 2,000 isn't much but it's more then I do on my own. Ugh!
My Progress for Go The Distance 2014
Month Total Distance
Jan 2.76 miles (=4,850 yards, =4,435 meters)
Feb 4.15 miles (=7,300 yards, =6,675 meters)
Mar 4.86 miles (=8,550 yards, =7,818 meters)
Total 11.76 miles (=20,700 yards, =18,928 meters)
The GOOD News / BAD News, well the good is that I'm on a roll and beat pathetic past months in yardage. The bad news is that I've yet to break 10,000 yards for the month. I remember when I was swimming 30,000 a month. My combined three month total is less then one old month of swimming. I really gotta make sure I go to bed early tonight and get up tomorrow. I'd like to swim at a small swim meet this summer but not unless I can get my act together.