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Thursday's Swim Report - With Over 40 Years Of Clean Water

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If it's Thursday I better be f'in swimming!  Woah, once again I've been out of the water for days on end.  Last time swimming was Saturday.  Now it's not like I don't do anything those days.  I teach spinning pretty much every day but Friday and Sunday.  With my class scheadule I really only get to swim on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the 10am workout.  Well that really isn't much fun since I teach Thrusspinning those mornings at 5:45am.  I'm beat before I gotta swim.  So on this past Tuesday I wasn't feeling so hot therefore I skipped swimming.  Which was a good thing as I ended up going back and teaching the evening class.  Wednesdays I could always swim on my own at 7am but I was beat and slept in.  Then I teach at 12 and 6:30pm.  Which is okay but teaching to about 7:25 at night sorta blows when I gotta be back to teach the next morning at 5:45am.  So I never get much rest on Monday and Wednesday nights.  Last night I had about 3 hours sleep.  After class I come home eat and take a quick nap before heading to swim.  It's crazy and I don't know how long I'll be able to keep to this scheadule. 

The Workout…

Warm Up a 400 but the watch says 425 so maybe I did a 450.  Then a 300 kick.  I felt okay kicking.  In fact I held my own which never happens in a kick set.  Hmm…then we did some kick/drill thingy.  Total of 300 yards but what was it?  Meh, whatever. (1050)

8x125's on 2 minutes.  I messed up with the watch and missed a 50 on the 4th 125.  Now the 125's we were to pick it up on laps 3 and 5. 
1    1:38.7     125     1:19
2    1:31.4     125     1:13
3    1:33.4     125     1:15
4    :56.5     75     1:15
5    1:33.1     125     1:14
6    1:34.0     125     1:15
7    1:30.0     125     1:12
8    1:28.9     125     1:11
It took me a while to warm up and get some speed in.  (1000/2050)

Then it was stroke time with 3x100's kick.  I actually led a kick set for a change.  Yeah, it was that bad today.  Well the fast kicker is tapering for a meet.  (300/2350)

6x100's on 2 minutes?  25 Drill / 25 Kick / 50 Swim.  All with fins choice of stroke.  I did fly/back/fly/back/fly/fly (600/2950)

6x50's Free on 55 - 25 Finger Drill 25  Build with fins(300/3250)

6x50's Free on 55 - 25 DPS 25 Fast with paddles and fins (300/3550)

4x25's Specialty Stroke.  I did butterfly.  (100/3650)

And that was it.  I'm going to do my best to swim more the next few weeks.  Even if I swim on my own.  This month like last month hasn't been my best swimming months this year. 

Jan    26.14 miles (=46,000 yards, =42,062 meters)
Feb    21.68 miles (=38,150 yards, =34,884 meters)
Mar    19.36 miles (=34,075 yards, =31,158 meters)
Apr    14.29 miles (=25,150 yards, =22,997 meters)
May    18.67 miles (=32,853 yards, =30,041 meters)
Jun    11.16 miles (=19,650 yards, =17,968 meters)
Jul    17.97 miles (=31,625 yards, =28,918 meters)
Aug    21.08 miles (=37,100 yards, =33,924 meters)
Sep    17.59 miles (=30,950 yards, =28,301 meters)
Oct    12.43 miles (=21,884 yards, =20,011 meters)
Total    180.36 miles (=317,437 yards, =290,264 meters)

I need to step it up.


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