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Meh. At least it was another workout.

Should Have Stayed In Bed Workout!

After yesterday's swim I never did get around to hitting the gym.  I kept putting it off and off and before I knew it was 5pm and the gym was closed.  Well actually it was like 3:45 but I figured by the time I got ready and to the gym well it would have been too late.  So then my dreams turned to waking up and going for a run before 7am's swim.  But my bed was just too comfy to crawl out of.  So I'll just swim this morning.  My alarm went off at 6:05am and I hit snooze.  But then I was told myself to get out bed now!  So I got out and 35 minutes later was out the door.

To be honest I should have stayed in bed...Warmed up a mixed 450 then a 200 kick for a 650 warm up.

I so wasn't warmed up enough to jump into the main set.

Two Rounds -

4x50's on 60 (Fly/Back, Breast/Free by 25's and repeat)

200 Back on 3:30

4x50's on 60 (Fly/Back, Breast/Free by 25's and repeat)

200 IM on 3:30

Hmm...that looks wrong.  Maybe the 200's before the 4x50's?  Meh, whatever.  I sucked.  I was frustrated.  I wanted to give up.  We dont' have flags up in the morning so swimming towards the middle I had a hard time seeing the poles to count into my turns.  So I was just looking all over which pretty much destroyed my backstroke.  Not that my backstroke is pretty to begin with.  Also I came into the set frustrated by a lack of speed from the beginning which stayed with me the whole set. It was a wasted workout. The last 200 IM I cheated during the breaststroke just to keep up.  My times were sooo bad.  (1600/2250)

Then we ended up the workout with 6x75's on 1:15 pulling breathing every 3. (450/2700)

I'm glad I stayed in even when I wanted to give up.  Maybe if I had went for an early morning run I would of been in a better mind set.  Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda! Well at least I got in a workout.



I think since I do swim the 200 back at meets I need to practice. At least our Wednesday pool has flags at 5:30am. Ill do more backstroke then. I think I just started out half asleep and let the small stuff get to me today. One bad swim day, thats all it was.

I find swimming backstroke outside in a pool without flags distinctly unenjoyable.

I know it is a good IM 'bits' workout, but were you not slightly tempted to adapt the fly/back, breast/free set to be instead fly/back, fly/free? It is more fun, distinctly faster and yet still in the spirit of the workout!...

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