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Cherry Picking My Swims Into The Slow Lane

Enough of this "at least I'm swimming b.s."!  I suck!  End of story!  I have some good intentions of swimming hard and long.  But once at the pool alone it all falls apart.  I have no excuses for Sunday Swim_sumorning swims.  I'm rested, I don't have any classes to teach and it's Sunday!  I have the pool all to myself for most of my swim time.  Yet, I cherry pick sets from old workouts and never even finish them.  Even the intervals I pick are very slow yet somehow I just don't feel motivated to push hard.  Which is odd since it's pretty much my job to motivate others to work out.  Yet, on my own I fall into the trap of just giving up. 

Oh well, at least I'm swimming...oh damn it!

Warm Up

400 Swim / 200 Kick / 300 Pull / 100 Swim (1,000) 

Hey my warm up of 1,000 yards is longer then some of my swims of late.  SO, So, so sad!

1st of 3 Mini Sets:

Umm...what did I do again.  Some free and back.  Umm...

5x100's on 1:30 Pulling (used all my toys - Paddles and d-band pulling band)

4x50's Backstroke on 60 (I think)

1    1:20.7     100     1:20
2    1:22.0     100     1:22
3    1:20.0     100     1:20
4    1:22.3     100     1:22
5    1:21.6     100     1:22
6    :45.9     50     1:32
7    :43.8     50     1:28
8    :45.6     50     1:31

I accidently hit the wrong button on my Garmin Swim so missed a 50 of the backstroke.  (700/1000)  Ohh..1,700 yards I'm on a sad swim roll.

2nd of 3 Mini Sets:

Let's see 3x50's Free on 50 then 100 Backstroke on 1:45.  I did 2 Rounds instead of the 4 that was suggested in the workout. 

1    :41.1     50     1:22
2    :39.7     50     1:20
3    :39.5     50     1:19
4    1:24.3     100     1:24
5    :39.0     50     1:18
6    :38.1     50     1:16
7    :38.9     50     1:18
8    1:24.4     100     1:24

I should have kept going.  Can't remember if the free 50's were pull or not.  I'll say no but my memory fails me.  As does my swimming.  (500/2,200)

3rd of 3 Mini Sets:

This is the point I was so motivated for about 200 yards!  OY!  Pulling with the toys.

200 Free on 3:00

2x100's on 1:30

200 Free on 3:00

1    2:38.3     200     1:19
2    1:18.4     100     1:18
3    1:19.4     100     1:19
4    2:41.1     200     1:21

I had planned more but that is all I did!  Loser!  Not even an hour and I gave up!  (600/2,800)

Damn should have swam another 200 yards to get to 3,000!   This will most likely be my last swim for April and for the week.  I have a crazy work week teaching my classes and filling in for others.  Don't know if I have the time or can handle any swimming this week!

Now with all the negativity I do have one bit of good motivational / goal making.  I swam more in the month of April then any of the previous months this year.  Which isn't saying much but small strokes at a time.

MonthTotal Distance
Jan 6.96 miles (=12,250 yards, =11,201 meters)
Feb 6.25 miles (=11,000 yards, =10,058 meters)
Mar 2.50 miles (=4,400 yards, =4,023 meters)
Apr 7.02 miles (=12,350 yards, =11,293 meters)
Total 22.73 miles (=40,000 yards, =36,576 meters)


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