As I Get Slower and Slower Workout
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Oy! Well no swim meet for me this weekend. Anyways after taking a day off to just sit on the couch and watch Charlies Angels, Prime Suspect, L&O SVU and The Rosie show it was time to get going and work out. So I set my alarm last night to wake me up at 6am. But forgot to plug in my phone for the alarm, doh. Luckily I was having a horrible night for sleeping and was tossing and turning all night long. Woke up automatically without the clock. About 6:35ish I headed to the pool for a quick swim.
I made the workout up as I went.
200 Swim / 200 Kick / 200 Pull / 200 Pull w/Paddles (800)
4x50's on Free on 45
I had in the back of my mind that those 4x50's were to get myself into gear for a longer swim but instead they left me feeling defeated and a slow poke. So I switched it up to some IM. (200/1000)
8x50's Kick/Swim. Fly/Back/Breast/Free/Free/Breast/Back/Fly (400/1400)
I really thought I could kick the cobwebs out of my body and mind and get going but that didn't happen.
Umm...I did something here. Some stroke 50's I think? Shit! What did I do? I think 4x50's one of each stroke. Yeah, that sounds about right. (200/1600)
I then did 8x50's Pulling on 60. Breathing by 50 every 3/4/5/7 and repeat. (400/2000)
Then I decided to swim 4x50's on 50 then 4x50's on 40. (400/2400)
I wanted to see how I held up on 40. Since I've been swimming on very slow intervals I really wanted to see how I could hold up. I was coming in on 34's. Not great at all. By the third one I had it in my head that I need to get to my old intervals. That right now I gotta make that my goal. This going slow and slower shit hasta' stop. Hopefully I can keep that in my mind and push myself on those mornings when I don't want to. As for the rest of the day I'm going to eat, change and head to the 11am Group Kick (kickboxing) class. No swimming tomorrow since I'm working a morning shift. Grrr...