Hitting The Wall
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
If you read this blog on a regular basis you know a few weeks ago I was in a funk when it comes to working out. Then as soon as the funk started it also ended and I started to feel good about swimming. With the good times comes the wall. That time in training when you body is ready for a day off. Today during the 6am workout I hit the wall.
Warmed Up a 300 swim.
300 Pull (25 Fist Drill 50 Pull)
5x100's Free on 1:15 Pace (I did them between 1:06-1:08)
a quick run to pee
500 Free Fast. I did it in a 5:52. A bit slow. I was hurting. Not enough rest between the 5x100's and this set. The last 100 was a sad swim. I had nothing left. This is when I hit the wall. Actually on lap 18 I hit the lane line with my hand as I was going into the turn to lap 19. That turn was a sad thing to watch. The last 50 was me just swimming and not giving up.
5x100's Free on 1:15. In theory. I made one of them and got slower and slower on each one. I think that last one was slower than a 1:20.
3x50's one fly fast / one easy free / one fly fast
No swimming to Friday. Plenty of recovery time. Then I'll swim Friday morning, rest on Saturday and swim on Sunday. Sunday I plan to swim at a small meet at UCLA. Nothing to serious. Will deck enter so I don't know what I plan to swim yet. Most likely the 500 free and 100 fly with some time fillers in between. The UCLA meet is a fun and quick meet. It's close by and then I can go get cookies after. Also it's the LA Times Book Fair so I can spend the day.