Weekend Swim Pictures From The Wires
5 Minutes With TYR

Too Hot Even To Swim

I skipped running today as I woke up too late to go running.  It's really hot in LA.  It feels like a typical August day not a day in May.  After hiding in the dark corners of my apartment I headed to swim for the 3pm practice.  As usual I get in one of the sunnier lanes.  Normally I love the feeling of the sun on me when I'm swimming but today it was too much.  The water was slightly warm and with the hot sun beating down on us and the air being hot it was a bitch swimming today.  It was the most difficult swim for me in some time. 

Warmed Up a 350 mixed.

Warm Up Set of 6x75's broken 50 drill / 25 swim.  I did a few fly, back and one free.

Main Set:
100 Drill on 1:25
6x50's Kick on 55
25 Fly on 25
3x100's Free on 1:15
50 Fly on 50
2x100's Free on 1:15
75 Fly on 1:10
1x100 Free Fast

Take some rest.

100 Dril on 1:25
6x50's Kick on 55
25 Back on 25
3x100's Free on 1:15
50 Back on 50
2x100's Free on 1:15
75 Back on 1:10
1x100 Free Fast

Take some rest.

100 Drill on 1:25
6x50's Kick on 55 (i actually pulled two of these.  screw kickin)
25 fly on 30
3x100's Free on 1:15
50 fly on 60
2x100's free on 1:15
75 fly on 1:15
1x100 Free

I skipped a bit of the kicking.  I just couldn't get in the kicking mood.  I'd just make or miss the intervals of the kicking then scramble in the swimming to get back in the game.  The guy in my lane was using fins for the kicking and then the  second round he used fins the whole time.  He got out during the last round so I changed the intervals to get some extra rest.  All the 100's Free I was getting 2-3 seconds rest.  Not so good on a hot day!  I swore I was going to puke.  Never did but felt like I was.

8x50's Pulling Breath Control.  3/5, 5/5, 5/7, 7/7 repeat.

I can feel some sun burn on my head.  Don't know how I could have prevented that.  I didn't put any sunblock on anywhere.  I know pretty stupid.  But to be honest while swimming today I could see so much sunblock floating around in the water.  During warm up at the turns when I slowed up I could see little flecks of sunblock just floating in the water.  Considering how much of the sunblock was already in the water I didn't feel like adding to the slimy mess.


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