60 Instead of 90
Monday, September 29, 2008
Since I slept in this morning I decided to swim tonight so I got on the bike and huffed my way to the pool. Night workouts are 90 minutes and for the most part when I go I swim the whole time but not tonight. I just was having a hard go of it tonight so I picked up my stuff and left after an hour. Which is what 1/3 of the night time swimmers do anyways so I don't feel that bad. Plus I plan on swimming tomorrow morning at 6am with a nice long course swim.
We started off with about a 10 minute warm up I really don't know how much I did as I wasn't counting. I did a 250 free, then another 150 mixed back and fly, a 100 pull, a 150 kick and some more swimming.
We then started off with a kick set which I gave it my all. Normally I slack off during kick sets. 2x100 on 2:10 / 3x50's on 1:05/1:00/:55. I did one round fly and the second round freestyle.
Then we went on to a warm up stroke set:
50 Drill forgot interval
2x25's on 25 swim
1x100 IM drill on 1:40
1x100 IM swim on 1:30
for the 50 & 25's we did one round of each stroke (fly/back/breast)
300 Pull on 4:00
200 Swim on 2:50
100 broken 50 fly / 50 back (forgot interval)
100 Free on 1:20
100 broken 50 back / 50 breast (forgot interval)
100 Free on 1:20
100 broken 50 breast / 50 free (forgot interval)
I think the workout called for this to be done 3x. I left after one time and then did a 100 warm down.
The intervals were a bit too tight for my taste. I forgot what the broken 100's were on but I do remember having little rest. I should have stuck it out and swim the whole workout but once I started to go negative in my mind every pain that I have had in the last few weeks started to act up. It's funny how we can sabotage ourselves in workouts. Damn it's only 8:36 and it feels like midnight. Hopefully I'll be in a better swim mood in the morning.
Oh and a note to my lane mate Dan: I don't bash my lane mates in every post. It was a pleasure swimming with you. Even if sharing the wall lane wasn't so bad tonight!