The Biggest Loser Goes Big In Texas
Thursday's Swim Report

4100 Yard Workout In The Sun

I am beginning to get a nice golden brown tan from swimming in the day time as opposed to 6am or 7pm.  Me likey!  

I started off with the usual warm up of 400 swim, 300 pull, 200 kick and 100 swim.  Then I put on my Finis Zoomers to do a warm up set.  I decided to start using them  235001103  more this month.  I noticed in my backstroke kick I was able to do the kick that helps me rotate as opposed to my usual flat kick.  So I did 8x50's alternating kick / drill.  I did 2 fly, 2 back, 2 free and then 2 breast.  Did the breast at the end so I had time to take off the fins and not have to put them back on.  That is 1,400 yards.

Main Set:

I found this set from a short time ago and just adjusted it just a bit.

200 Free Recovery on 2:50

2x75's Breaststroke on 1:20

1x100 Free on 1:20

4x50's Breaststroke on 55

Took a bit of a rest.  Maybe a minute or so.

200 Free Recovery on 2:50

2x75's Backstroke on 1:15

1x100 Free on 1:20

4x50's Backstroke on 55

I really worked those 4x50's backstroke.  I had my own lane so I decided to cruise the 50's at a good clip.  After I took a quick pee break before moving on.

200 Free Recovery on 2:50

2x75's Butterfly on 1:20

1x100 Free on 1:20

4x50's Butterfly on 55.

55 sounded like a good interval for the 50's fly but even with the long rest I was getting winded and tired.  Took another quick break before moving on.

200 Free Recovery on 2:50

2x75's Freestyle on 60

1x100 Free on 1:20

4x50's Freestyle on 40

The whole set was 2,600 yards.  The freestyle was killing me.  My body was hurting all over.  I just kept going knowing I was pretty much down for the day (2,600/4,000)

I then warmed down with 4x25's backstroke kick.  I tried to stay under water for as long as I could.  Mostly I was trying to get some sun on my other side.  So the workout was a total 4,100 yards.  I can't believe I did that much breaststroke.  I hate breaststroke.  But not having someone on my feet allowed me to relax and work on my stroke.  Not that I really have a clear concept on proper breaststroke technique.  But at least I did it.  I originally had written down a 400 IM at the end of this workout but felt it was time to go home.  Another time...


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