Friday's Swim Report - Full Moon Edition
April's Rearview Mirror - Running

Swimming + Crepes = Happy Swimmer

Today I gave myself a bit too ambitious workout.  It was going to 5,000 yards which is in itself ambitious.  I could have sucked it up and finished it even with a cramp in my leg but decided to save it for another day.  

I started off with a short warmup of 300 swim, 300 kick, 300 pull.  So a 900 yard warm up.  I don't know why I didn't just do another 100 to round it up but it ended up working out at the end of it all.

Next up was a stroke warm up since the main set was all stroke.

200 IM Kick

200 IM Pull

200 IM 25 drill / 25 swim

I didn't do this on any interval and got to admit the pulling killed me so I rested for a few seconds at the 1/2 way point.  (600/1500)

Now the main set.  I modified it from a Sunday afternoon workout I did in February which you can see HERE.  As for today this is how I did it:

3x50's backstroke on 55

3x100's IM on 1:45

3x150's 100 Back / 50 Free on 2:20

rest about 1 min or so to square up the clock.

3x50's free on 55

3x100's IM on 1:45

3x150's all free on 2:10

This time i rested a bit more then a minute as I was chatting it up.

3x50's back on 55

3x100's IM on 1:45

3x150's 100 Back / 50 Free on 2:20

Then once again took some time for water and some more chit chat.  I was getting tired but I had one more round to go.  Since this round was to be butterfly I started to fiddle with the set.

6x25's fly on 30

3x100's free kick on 2 minutes

then as I was about to start my 150's with fly I pushed off the wall and cramp.  Doh!  I knew it was coming when I was kicking.  I should have just drank more water and rest a bit more.  But the pool was slowly getting crowded and I was losing my private lane  Ri6f  I just warmed down a 100 free.  So that was 3,250 with the warm down for that set.  Total yardage was 4.750 yards.  Not bad.  

Luckily the Crepe'n Around Food Truck was parked right outside.  So after my workout I got to eat in the park.  I ordered just the veggie crepe.  They were out of garlic fries.  So sad!  I love garlic fries.  Garlic fries make Dodger games worth going to.  Anyways I was either really hungry or I had the best veggie crepe ever!  You can follow them on twitter @crepenaround.  


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