USA Swimming - National Teamer Charlie Houchin Talks Nutrition
Friday's Swim Report - Aquaman Splashes Down For Breakfast

A Water Temp I Can Swim In.

That hurt a bit too much.  Rut oh!  I woke up a bit on the late side but headed out to go swimming just the same.  Luckily I got to the pool just in time to be let in and swim.  I was sore and stiff before getting in the water and was hoping that a stretched out Friday swim would work the kinks out. 

The water temp was a nice 81F which I know won't last.  The heaters will be kicking in soon enough and the temps will be back into the mid-80's.  Grrr...gotta enjoy the water while the good temps are here. 

Warm Up

450 Mixed / 200 Kick (650)

Main Set:

400 Free.  Negative Split.

4x100's Free on 1:45 Descend.

For my 400 I was a bit sluggish starting out and ended up swimming it in 5:10ish.  I don't remember my splits but I remember looking at the black hand and not the red hand at my 200.  Grrr....Then on the 6 minute mark went into my 100's.  I did a 1:14, 1:12, 1:09 and a 1:05.  I felt a bit better then the other day.  With that said my right shoulder and arm are just not feeling right.  Sore and stiff. (800/1450)

Did 2x50's easy free then 4x50's kick/swim and did them backstroke. (300/1750)

Since my last swim I've been to the gym.  On Wednesday I did chest and arms.  Pretty much stuck to my regular circuit routine.  Started with 10 minutes of Group Kick.  I got out of the class since it was packed and I didn't like were I was in the room.  Since the class is new at the gym the classes are full but people will drop out in a few weeks.  Then I'll pick up Group Kick again.  Then on Thursday I did my leg workout routine and then sat in Group Ride for 20 minutes.  I couldn't stay the whole time since I had to work.  But got some leg work in.

This weekend I am entered in a swim meet but don't know how much or if I'll actually swim in it.  I'm not feeling really confident about my swimming and well I'm the only one I know going to this meet.  I really don't want to be on my own at a meet.   It makes it so boring and I'll be beating myself up mentally the whole time.  Oh well I guess I have all day to think about it.


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