Here’s today’s contribution. My workout today started out as a crapshoot and then got organized – so you’ll see that below.
The main objective here was build, build, build. Each set was meant to be a building opportunity – though by no means was it a start slow thing either…
500 warm up
5x200s pull on 20 seconds rest
4x200s pull or swim on 15 seconds – building.
4x100s swim build freestyle on 20 seconds rest – building
8x50s alternate stroke/free with the building on the stroke, and recovery on the free on 20 seconds
400 pull, lung buster (breathe 3 5 7 9 by 100)
Pretty basic as I’m still working on getting back in shape. It’s painful and unpleasant. I don’t enjoy it.
I did also get a nice sunburn today. so that was a perk.
My name is Joe Denton, I am a 41 year old swimmer in Seattle Washington. I've been swimming competitively since I was 11 (with an 8 year break in the middle somewhere) and find the pleasure to be worth the sacrifice. I swim with a few local master's teams in the Seattle area and also on my own due to scheduling conflicts. Because of that, I end up writing a lot of my own workouts which is something I've recently discovered I really enjoy. I end up reading a lot about the training techniques that are being developed and in my free time watch training videos on YouTube and other sites. My workouts tend to focus on stroke as I am primarily and IM'er, but I also do a fair amount of distance free training as I swim a few open water distance events as well (but those workouts tend to be in the spring/summer).