Sunday Afternoon Baking In The Pool
Nike 5.0: World Class Supernatural Running Club / Nike Free

Attack Of The Killer Ladybugs

Okay maybe not so much killer ladybugs but when we got in the pool this morning a small army of ladybugs found themselves drowning in the pool.  Since the pool is basically in the West Hollywood "Park" we are use to our fair share of bugs but this was a pretty big infestation this morning.  We all did our best to save them before starting our warm up.  I think it was more of a case of us all delaying the start of practice than it was a case of us being heroes to the ladybugs. 

Warmed Up a 400
Then a 50 Drill One Arm / 50 Swim DPS (distance per stroke) (500)

Then we moved on to a 150 (50 Drill Fist / 100 DPS) (150/650)
Then right into 4x50's Kick (200/850)

Now the last few 6am workouts I've been lucky to have another fast swimmer join me.  Otherwise I swim at a slower interval if I'm the only one as I move down a lane group.   It's not fair for me to have my own lane so I just move down.  Of course being lucky this morning meant pushing myself when my body so didn't want to.  The main set was pretty much all touch and go.  It wasn't so much that the set had intervals as it was more of me every so often doing an open turn and gasping before leaving again.
200 Pull on 2:20
3x200's descending on 2:20
200 Pull We took some extra rest before moving on.  I pretty much had been swimming touch and go till about now.
6x100'a on 1:10 descend 1-3/4-6.  I thought my lane mate who was leading had agreed to a 1:15 interval but I kept looking at the clock and we did them on 1:19
we regrouped before doing another 200 pull then regrouping again before
8x75's.  I think we did them on 60 but to be honest I was so tired at this point I was just making sure I was going 10 seconds apart.  (2400/3250)

50 easy (3300)

200 Stroke (50 kick / 50 drill / 50 swim / 50 kick)  I did backstroke (3500)

100 Stroke on 1:40
4x25's Stroke on 30
take 15 secs
4x25's Stroke on 30 (300/3800)

I did backstroke for my stroke.  Did enough butterfly yesterday afternoon.  I then warmed down just a 50 as I just wanted to get out of the pool.  I was beat and sore from yesterdays weight training and swimming.  Total yardage today was 3850.

MTD Yardage:44,150
MTD LCM:  3,700

YTD Yardage: 223,950
YTD LCM 25,000


I decided that after one month I would let myself buy goggles. I bought cute pink ones with hearts on the side. I should get them this week in time for my session on Sunday. I think I'm improving quite nicely, too. Hopefully my stroke will get decent so I can start learning some new things. -the 17th man's friend "Amy"

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