Friday, January 08, 2010
Tonight I biked over the the gym closest to the pool to do back to back workouts. At the gym I did my circuit weight program working on chest and arms with a bit of legs thrown in for fun. Since I went to the West Hollywood 24 Hour Fitness I sorta skipped around a bit in my routine as it's smaller and has less equipment then the newer Hollywood location. But it's blocks from the pool so it was a compromise I had to make for tonight. So after about 45 minutes of my weight training I headed a few blocks to the pool.
On Thursday nights we get to pick a stroke or free workout. Looking at how the lanes started to fill up on the freestyle side I jumped in the stroke lane. It might not have been the best choice but I dealt with it. The workout wasn't as bad as one of my lane mates who I try to avoid swimming with but tonight I just had to swim and just deal with it.
300 Mixed (coach had a 400 on the board but since I was chit chatting earlier I decided I wanted to move on with the warm up) (300)
200 Kick (at this point the other two lane mates and I were all at the same point since they just started to kick when I did) (200/500)
400 IM 50 Drill / 50 Swim (at the 200 mark the coach held us all up for annoucements and what not. at this point we now had 4 people in the lane. 1 person was late so as two of us started our 2nd half of the 400 the new person just swam free while the 1 other person decided he didn't want to do breaststroke and skipped right ahead to free.) (400/900)
4x75's IM Order 25 Pull / 50 Swim. For whatever reason I just assumed our lane would some how all regroup and start this together. But that didn't happen. Two of us continued after completed our 400 IM. The late swimmer started a bit later about after we were into our 2nd 75. The other swimmer who skipped a 100 of the 400 IM just plowed ahead and went right into the 4x75's After this part our lane regouped again before staring the main set. (300/1200)
2 Rounds -
200 broken by 50's. Taking 10 seconds rest between each 50 all on 3:45
200 broken by 100's. Taking 15 seconds rest betweene ach 100 all of 3:30
200 on 3:15 but taking 30 seconds rest before the 2nd round so really on 3:45.
Round 1 was to be all one stroke and my lane did backstroke. Round 2 was choice or you could do IM. I did backstroke, 1 swimmer did IM, 1 swimmer did some back and free combo out of laziness and the last swimmer did 2 of the 200's IM and stood at the wall for a 150 of the last 200. It was a bit annoying. (1200/2400)
easy 50 (50/2450)
3x50's on 60 switchups fly/back, back/breast and breast free (150/2600)
Then our lane was down to 2 swimmers. Funny but we both then ended at the same time at the next set. I actually get along with this swimmer as he is no-nonsense and just does the set. Plus he's fast and leads the lane.
Two Rounds -
100 Broken by 25's on 30
100 Broken by 50's on 60
100 Swim. Forgot the interval.
Did round one butterfly and round two backstroke. Then that was it. (600/3200) If we had stayed there was 3 more rounds (breast, free and im.) Oh I did a 50 warmdown for 3,250 yards.
As for tomorrow I wasn't planning on swimming in the am but sorta thinking I might. Setting my alarm so if I wake up I'll go and if I hit snooze then I can swim tomorrow night. Who knows.
MTD Yardage: 12,800
YTD Yardage: 12,800
YTD LCM: 3150