Sunday Morning Easy 40 Minute Swim
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Back in the pool. I'm regretting taking over a Sunday work shift as now I gotta get up early on a Sunday morning and go swimming. Not that I have a life outside of the gym and/or pool. But still. Oh well, September will be here and I'll be off on Sundays.
Last night I went to bed early and got a good nights sleep in. I was tired from my weight training earlier in the day. Still it was a bit rough getting out of bed. Before heading to the pool I jotted down a quick workout to swim. Figured I needed to keep it under 45 minutes and if possible closer to 30 minutes. That way I would have time to relax over breakfast after swimming before heading to work.
Mixed 500 (200 Swim / 100 Pull w/o Paddles / 100 Pull w/Paddles / 100 IM)
10x50's Pulling w/ Paddles Free - 2 on 60 / 2 on 55 / 2 on 50 / 2 on 45 / 2 on 40 (which was really just one off the clock on 40) (500/1000)
I had in my mind that I'd swim 10x100's like above but on 2/1:50/1:40/1:30/1:20. But that got old quickly. I ended up swimming -
6x100's Free on 2/1:50/1:40 (600/1600)
2x100's IM on 1:45 (200/1800)
4x50's Fast Freestyle on 45 (200/2000)
The workout was about 40 minutes long when I was done. 2,000 yards is better then not swimming. Swimming alone is so not motivating. Motivation is key for a lazy person like myself. I need people to push me. The last 18 months or so I've been swimming with a rag tag bunch of swimmers. Not a team but just the coach from the senior citizen / retired folk team and a few of the swimmers who can't make that teams workout for one reason or another. So usually I'm given a workout and I just do it. Well since starting in July my work schedule will be changing I'll actually be able to swim with that team on a regular basis. At least for July! Who knows what will happen come August. It'll be nice to have people 5 seconds behind me to push me. Yeah, some of these swimmers are 20 years older but they are still damn fast. Hopefully that'll be enough motivation to push me.