I really am trying to get back into a regular swim routine. For years I showed up at the same workouts like clockwork. This past year I will admit I've had weeks when I swam a lot and some weeks when I just couldn't be bothered. Since I made it part of my New Years Resolution to work on my distance freestyle and both butterfly and backstroke I know I need to get on a routine. But it is winter in Los Angeles so the rain has a way of ruining the best laid plans. Swimming in an outdoor pool isn't always going to happen in the rain. This past week with the rain I've only swam 2 days! I haven't been to the gym since Sunday! SLACKER! So after swimming this morning and with the rain stopping I tried to swim a 2nd workout today.
Got to the pool and I was all ready to swim. I jumped in and did the 600 warmup. Since I finished a bit early the coach had me swim another 50. At this point I knew the workout was going to suck as the water was hot' Not my normal I hate this warm pool water but way way too too hot. As hot as your local crappy gym pool HOT. The cheap thermoter that bobs around a lane line registered at 84 degrees. But I never believe that cheap thing as it seems to read a couple degrees off from reality.
I did the 200 butterlfy, the 2x100's free and the 50's IM order. (600/1250)
Then we went into the main set. I got out towards the end. It was just so hot and I felt like crap.
6x50's Free on 45 (300)
4x75's IM (no free) on 1:15 (300/600)
2x100's Free on 1:20 (200/800)
and then I started to do a 200 IM when I just gave up. It was too much! (800/2050) When I got out the steam just poured off of me. Even as I got dressed the steam kept pouring off of me. It was disgustingly hot and in my opinion unhealthy hot!
This morning I swam 3500 yards plus tonights 2050 gives me a nice daily total of 5550.