Sunrise 7: Swimmers making headlines

It's Never Enough When You Hardly Even Start

I'm still way out of swim shape.  Not only that I'm out of proper swim technique.  Those two combinations are killing me when I'm trying to swim.  I can feel that I'm swimming wrong but it's hard to correct when I'm so out of shape.  I'm not out of land shape as I'm working out at the gym.  I've already taught 12 spin classes.  But that isn't helping my swim right now.  Mind you when I was swimming on a more regular basis and was spinning I did feel the difference in my breathing and my Someworkendurance.  But right now my body is tired.  So for now I've decided to just swim when I can.  Even if it's for 30 minutes.  Hell, even 20 minutes.  Maybe that way when I do get back into swimming more regularly and harder it'll be a bit easier.  Of course finding the time and then finding lap swim time at the same time is a challenge. 

I don't always use my Wahoo Bluetooth Monitor when I teach or sometimes I wear it but forget to turn on the app as I'm talking to members or what have you.  But you get an idea looking at the picture above that I'm spending more time spinning and less time swimming.  I wish our gym had a pool but then again I'm glad we don't or I'd never leave that place!

Today's Swim!  I started to do this week's workout from Joe D LINK.  Started being the key word! 

Distance:     400 yd
Pool Length:     25 yd
Time:     5:15
Avg Pace:     1:19 min/100 yd

Distance:     200 yd
Pool Length:     25 yd
Time:     3:55

Pull (w/d-band but w/o paddles)
Distance:     300 yd
Pool Length:     25 yd
Time:     4:09
Avg Pace:     1:23 min/100 yd

Distance:     100 yd
Pool Length:     25 yd
Time:     1:23

Oy!  I felt it during that first 400.  My arms were all over the place and my hips were all over with my legs fishtailing behind me.  It was not pretty.  The pulling seemed even worse!

Even though I had my doubts I really was going to do the full workout.  Although I was looking for an excuse to not do it all.  Luckily I did find my excuse.

Main Set:

5x100's Pull w/paddles and w/ d-band on 1:30
4x50's Back on 50

Distance:     550 yd
Pool Length:     25 yd
Time:     8:04
Avg Pace:     1:15 min/100 yd
1    1:15.0     100     1:15
2    1:14.7     100     1:15
3    1:13.3     100     1:13
4    1:16.4     100     1:16
5    1:14.6     100     1:15
6    :47.9     50     1:21

I stopped after 1x50 backstroke.  It was lap swim time and although I looked before sharing a lane with someone for the swimmer who seemed to be a swimmer we did have an slight accident.  We were both swimming backstroke and she was all over.  Eventually she ran into me.  We had a few close calls before that.  So that was my excuse to get out.  It was getting on my nerves!  So 1.550 yards in about 30 minutes or so.  Like I said I'll be just swimming to swim for a few weeks when I can. CatchupI don't even want to start ranting about my Go The Distance!  MonthOy!  I've been using Rocktape for my various workouts this week and today did both knees.  I picked knees to wrap up today because sometimes when swimming they seem to bother me.  Today no problems at all.  Of course no breaststroke but still no pain or anything on my pushoffs.  I'm still not 100% perfect on getting the tape on.  My second knee was better then my first. 

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I'll be updating on my non-pool time with Rocktape this weekend with my next running post!  Till then, tape it up!

DISCLAIMER:  The fine folks at Rocktape gave me a roll of the PINK tape to try out.  All the comments and idiotic review of the product is my own dumb  comments and not of the fine folks at Rocktape.


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