Monday, March 29, 2010
Another month is coming to a close. Funny how time flies. I went to bed somewhat early last night hoping to get a full night sleep in. But since my cold is lingering around I spent most of the night tossing, turning and coughing. Finally for the 2nd night in a row I just gave up sleeping and watched some tv. I've come to realize that watching Law & Order SVU at 4 am is creepy. Once 5 am rolled around I started to get my swim stuff together. I figured I'd swim and if I started to cough or felt like crap I could just slow it down or get out. Luckily today's workout was challenging but not impossible. I had no speed but at least I stuck it out and finished it.
Since I was even early to the pool I got in and started to warm up right away if not a minute or two early. I did a 600 mixing it up with some stroke but mostly pulling the whole 600.
We then did a warm up set:
25 freestyle kick w/o a kickboard on 30
50 freestyle catch up drill on 55 (i think)
75 IM drill (i don't remember the interval)
100 IM swim (hmm...maybe on 1:45) (750/1350)
We then went right into our main set. It was the perfect set. It had an easy pattern to follow. Even the intervals followed a pattern and would square up the clock making it that much easier to keep track.
100 Free on 1:20 (100)
150 Free on 2:00 (250)
200 Free on 2:40 (450)
2x75's Stroke on 1:15 (did backstroke) (600)
100 IM on 2:00. (had extra rest built in) (700)
150 Free on 2:00 (850)
200 Free on 2:40 (1050)
250 Free on 3:20 (1300)
2x75's Stroke on 1:15 (did backstroke) (1450)
200 IM on 3:00 (1650)
200 Free on 2:40 (1850)
250 Free on 3:20 (2100)
300 Free on 4:00 (2400)
2x75's Stroke on 1:15 (did backstroke) (2550)
300 IM (300/2850)
And that was it. The freestyle pattern was adding a 50 to the distance and 40 seconds to the interval. I was slowing up at the end. I tried to pull it together for the 300 Free but failed. But from not swimming much and being sick I am glad I was able to stick it out. I so wanted to stop and give up a few times but I just kept swimming. I didn't want to finish up with the 300 IM. I was getting sore and super tired. But I figured it was only a 300. This set was 2,850 yards. Pretty good for a set. The total yardage today was 4,200 which is damn good for 75 minutes of swimming. I wish we could get in this much yardage every morning swim. My only complaint really is with myself in that I wish I wasn't recovering from a cold. I really enjoyed the set and since it was a simple pattern I think I could have swam it a bit harder. Next time.