It's The Sunblock, Stupid!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Back to swimming. Today was the first day of me being really back to swimming. I finally made the plunge and joined a local swim team. Since my work schedule has firmed up and settled a bit I decided I could actually make workouts. The team is broken into two groups with one being a Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday 10am workout. For the first time I'm actually able to make those swims so I decided to join. The workout is about 75 minutes long but I only swam 60 minutes today. I didn't have enough sunblock on. Not use to swimming during the day. The coach pulled me out before I was toast.
200 Kick (200/600)
4x75's on 1:30 Kick/Swim/Kick (300/900)
500 250 Catch Up / 250 Swim. I took off my fins at the 250 mark. (500/1400)
Main Set - 3 Rounds
5x100's on 1:30
Round One was easy/fast/easy/fast/easy by 100. (1:19/1:17)
Round Two was descending starting at the same time from the previous fast 100 in round one. (16,14,14,13 and 10)
Round Three was hold pace from fastest 100. (I was 1:10, 1:10, 1:09, 1:09, high 1:08) (1500/2900)
Then a warm down 3x100's IM. Pull/Kick/Swim (300/2200)
So 2,200 yards. The turnout in the faster lanes today was light so we split the lane. So I didn't have anyone at my toes to push me a bit more. But that is okay as I was dogging it. I was tired but most of all it's odd to swim so late in the morning. I'm use to waking up and hitting the pool. I also gotta go out and buy a gallon of sunblock.
Hopefully having a set swim time will get me swimming again. No more hitting snooze and think to myself "i'll swim tomorrow".