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Wednesday's Swim Report - Platinum Award Winning Edition

3,700 Yard Morning Workout

I swam this morning as I didn't make it to swim practice last night.  I didn't even make the gym.  Since I was left waiting for UPS to come I missed the 7pm workout.  But I did go to bed early last night so I was wide awake damn early this morning.  A bit too early as I woke up without an alarm a little past 4am.  I stayed in bed and watched a Law & Order episode then got my act together.

Luckily for today's workout I had the whole lane to myself.  The bad news I was doing intervals on my own.  It's hard to be motivated when you have no one to push you.  But I kept at it and due to my own stupidity did push myself on faster intervals then I was given.  The workout was written up on the board and well I kept reading the faster column of times.

Warm Up

I did a mixed 500 with some free, stroke and drills.  We then did two warm up sets.  Both were on somewhat fast intervals.  I had to push myself during the first portion to make the intervals.

Four Rounds - 75 IM Drill on 1:15, 75 Free on 1:00 (middle 25 trying to only take 3 breathes.  ha!) and 75 kick on 1:20.  (900/1400)  

3x50 Descend on 55 / 3x50's Switches (fly/back, back/breast, breast/free) on 50/ 3x50's Back on 50 There was something in between each set of 3x50's but I can't remember what it was.  Doh! Or maybe not.  Oh well so that was it.  (450/1850)

Main Set:

200 IM on 3 minutes

200 Free on 2:40

150 IM on 2:40

200 Free on 2:40

100 Stroke on 1:40

200 Free I had to look a the board to see what was next so I got a bit more rest here.

50 Stroke on 60

200 Free I screwed up but think I did this on 2:30.  I know I was keeping at a good pace. 

150 IM I think I did this on 2:40 

200 Free  I think I did it on 2:40

200 IM.

Doh!  Luckily I had my own lane so it was only me to complain about fucking up the intervals.  This is why sometimes it's nice to share the lane as you can ask your lane mate the intervals.  At least I finished the workout and main set.   I didn't skip anything and just kept swimming.  The set was 1,850 yards.  I did backstroke for my stroke.

Total yardage for today was 3,700. I really did push myself so I'm glad I decided to swim this morning.  It's a shame I screwed up the intervals.  Oh well!  Hopefully if I swim on Friday I'll have a lane mate to keep track of intervals for me.


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