Morning Swim Workout - Feeling Sluggish Edition
Thursday, July 28, 2011
So I haven't swam since last Friday. I could give a long laundry list of reasons but to be honest it's just me being lazy. With no swim meets on the agenda and with water temps way too warm for me I just don't want to wake up and go swimming. And now with family visiting from out of state it's even harder to wake up and workout. But this morning I got up at the crack of well around 5:10am and went on a quick run before swimming.
Runkeeper using GPS and my old Nike+ Sportband does record the run differently. Not by too much.
Either way it's nice to be back running. After two months off recovering from my hip injury I'm slow and running small runs but I am running. Since I was up and out early I had time to hit the pool and go swimming.
Mixed 500. All free for me put did some swimming, pulling and pulling with paddles.
Then we did a 200 kick. Yesterday I spent the day at the pool with my nieces and nephews and scrapped up my feet on the bottom of the pool while roughhousing. So I had to take the fins off after the 100. (200/700)
4x100's Drill/Kick/Kick/Swim on 1:40. Freestyle. I didn't use fins so making the interval was a bit tough. Tough for me considering I hardly kick. (400/1100)
6x150's Freestyle on 2:15 descending. Now today my lane mate was a speedster and we split the lane meaning that we were pushing each other. Well to the very last one when I got blown out of the water. My lane mate also got to use fins while I didn't but he's still a faster swimmer even without fins. I was 1:52, 1:50, 1:47, 1:46, 1:45, 1:44 or close to those times. Too much math in the morning for me. (900/2000)
8x50's on 50. Catch up drill down / Swim faster back. (400/2400)
8x50's on 60 Pulling. Breathing every 3 down / faster back. (400/2800)
Oh, I think I put the 50's in the wrong order. I think the pulling was before the drilling and swimming. Then after that I helped get the lane lines out so the Aqua Aerobics folks could have the pool. I don't really do it for the Aqua Aerobics folks but for the pool staff who are really nice.
Total workout 2,800 yards. I'm beat. After not swimming for a week my body was hurting! But I haven't been lazy all week. I've been hitting the gym alternating legs and upper body weight training days on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. I even took Zumba classes on Monday and Tuesday. Before you laugh all I can say is that I like Zumba as I don't take it serious and think of it as an hour to be goofy. I also ran on Tuesday. I got to the gym when it opened at 5:30 and dropped off my stuff before running around the area.
That run was not pretty. But I'm running again. Hopefully I'll be back training for a 1/2 Marathon or full marathon come August. Which is just days away so I gotta sign up for a race so I'm motivated to run!