Ahh...swimming again. Everytime I log in a workout it seems like it's been ages since my last swim. And everytime I get in the water it feels like it's been ages since my last swim. I seem to be going nowhere way too fast with my swimming. With the word "fast" not describing how I am in the water. But as I keep saying to myself and typing here "At Least I'm Swimming."
50 to put in the lane lines. Then 450. The damn Garmin Swim registered a 425. At the end I was doing some free and backstroke. Don't know why it didn't register one of those laps. (500)
Then we did a 200 Kick. Blah, Blah, Blah! Actually my kicking isn't so horrible but after teaching spinning this morning I was not only tired but have some pain in the leg. Mostly from over use. I've spun in class for 8 days in a row. My legs need a break! (200/700)
Some Drill thingies. Hmmm...what was it. Oh yeah. 6x50's - 25 underwater kicking then something coming back. Build maybe? (300/1000)
4x175's on 2:45
4x125's on 2 minutes
So I worked these 175's/100's but I was thrashing around the pool. My hips were calling my inner Shakira and not in a good way. I'm breathing a bit late and too high pushing my hip one way then to over compensate my recovery is way out to the side moving my hips the other way. So my hips are back and forth all over the place like a fishtail dragging behind me. Something I need to work on.
While swimming the coach was mentioning I was thrashing about and my recovery was very wide outside and no high elbows. So in my last two 125's I did some of it finger tip drag. Figured I'd get my elbows up. But since it was my hips causing this motion and swinging of the arms the drill was of little help. Now since I'm thrashing about I'm putting extra pressure on my left shoulder while I'm breathing. I could feel some slight pain when swimming about 1/2 way into the set.
So that was 1,200 yards. Hmmm...that means so far I've swum 2,200 yards. Next up...
Something? 325 yards of something. Oh this was 8x50's Pulling I think. We did something pulling. (400/2600)
250 Kick (250/2850)
5x100's IM (500/3350)
4x50's something (200/3550)
Garmin Swim has it at 125 I sorta f'ed up. The 50 and 125 +some more. I think we did 50's or something. I didn't start the watch on time. I think it was 5x50's…that seems odd. I think it was Stroke drill down and swim back. Oh fuck. Whatever. (250/3800)
4x25's Umm..some freestyle stuff. Breathing every 4 then the last one no breathing. (100/3900)
Well that sorta was my swim. 3,900 yards? I guess so.
As long as everything goes to plan I should get in at least 30K yards this month. But who knows. In a perfect world I could get in another 10,000 yards before the end of the month to tie last months totals. But I really doubt that'll happen. Not that yardage means anything when my hips are all over the place and my stroke sucks. But then again if I don't have any speed maybe distance is the way to go! Let's Have It For Garbage Yardage!