Ugh! Yeah! Ugh! Yeah! Bi-polar swimming is in effect. Last night I made the conscious thought that I'd swim this morning at 7am with the gang. It's really the only time I really do any decent swimming. It's my turn to not think and just workout. During the week when I teach Spinning I am thinking about everyone in the class making sure they are riding correct doing the right thing and motivating them. So when I can swim with the gang and have Gary give us the workout it's my turn to think about me and no one else. Which is good and bad. During the main set I was feeling pretty good and had some decent times. During the kick that was a whole other story. Once my legs start to burn I'm reminded that I teach Spinning during the week and then think about work then think of a few negative thoughts about work and then my mind wanders more and I forgot what length I'm on. Luckily kicking was only 300 yards. Of course later on the damn radio on deck was playing The Carpenters "Rainy Days and Mondays" leading to bad thoughts in between sets.
450 Mixed swim. (200 swim, 200 pull w/o paddles, 50 backstroke)
4x75's Kick. (300/750)
300 (100 free / 100 back / 100 free)
2x200's on 2:40 (50 free / 100 back / 50 free)
3x100's on 1:50 (all back)
4x50's on 60 (meh... 25 free / 25 back)
1 4:02.6 300 1:21
2 2:37.9 200 1:19
1 2:36.9 200 1:18
2 1:18.1 100 1:18
3 1:16.7 100 1:17
4 1:15.8 100 1:16
5 :42.7 50 1:26
6 :46.0 50 1:32
7 :41.1 50 1:22
8 :41.1 50 1:22
The 300 I was feeling okay then the 200's a bit better. I'm actually happy with my 100's. Considering my lack of swimming those times aren't horrible. I had lots of rest. The 50's, well, I goofed off. In the morning we split the lanes and the person I was splitting with started to do backstroke also but was all over the lane. I did a 25 free then 25 back but I stopped at the 25 to give us some distance. I used it as a cool down. (1200/1950)
If I had swam the full warm up of 500 yards it would have benn 2,000 yards in 40 minutes but alas it was only 1,950 yards. As for the water temp it was a bit better. We had over an inch of rain yesterday afternoon but it wasn't enough to really cool the pool down.
My Progress for Go The Distance 2013
Sep 4.52 miles (=7,950 yards, =7,269 meters)
I plan on swimming tomorrow. Then this week might be a bit tough time wise but hopefully some swim on Wednesday and then next Sunday. I have a training thing to get certified to teach a Core class so it's an all day of working out and learning. But my swim yardage goal is at least 10 miles to get back on track for the GTD. One thing I know is that I'm way way below past years. I looked up the listings or standings and someone who I use to swim with is at 131 miles so far and I'm at 67 miles. Since we use to swim the same swim workouts I know I'm not even close to were I need to be to be in swim shape.