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So the end is near.   The last three Wednesday's I've been teaching a 5:45am class so swimming after that is tough.  But at least I have gotten in and swam 30 minutes or so.  Today was one of those days and I got in 1,500 yards.  Painful yards but yards just the same.  The class is a Group Power class which is like Body Pump or basically a full body weight training class set to music.  So after that I head right to the pool.  Really blasting my body with another quick workout.  Pretty much after that class 30 minutes swimming is all I can take.  Well I could take more but I'm a wimp. 

Wed_swimSince I come after work/class I get to the pool when everone else is mid-set of the main set.  I just jump in and swim.  Now of course I have no idea what the set it.  I just jump in. 

1    :41.8     50     1:23
2    :42.5     50     1:25
3    2:47.4     200     1:24
4    :39.6     50     1:19
5    :40.4     50     1:21
6    :39.9     50     1:20
7    :39.5     50     1:19
8    2:36.4     200     1:18

From what I heard once I was done it was Three Rounds of 4x50's followed by a 200.  Descending each 200.  Then 4x50's at the end.  I took one off cuz' one person stopped so I got in 3x50's which the 150 above.  My times are slow but it was a warm up set more then a swim set.  I was feeling the pain.  (850 yards)

I did a 200 kick just to give the shoulders and arms a break.  But those squats and lunges started paying me a visit.  I was cramping up a bit.  So I actually did some breaststroke kick.  (200/1050)

I asked what the set was when we were done.  I figured I'd do it again.  HA!  Now the intervals for the 50's changed.  I know the two rounds when I did the 2 then all 4 were on 1:10.  The 200 I think was 3:20 maybe.  I figured maybe I'd go a bit faster on my own.  HA!

1    :38.6     50     1:17
2    :39.5     50     1:19
3    :36.4     50     1:13
4    :37.0     50     1:14
5    2:30.7     200     1:15

I did my 50's on 60 and in theory I was going to do another round and keep the 200 at 2 minutes.  But I started to chat and decided I have had enough for the day.  I got spinning to teach later so maybe food and laying down for a bit is better.  So then after a 50 cool down to round it up I got in 1,500 yards in about 35 minutes.

My Progress for Go The Distance 2013
Month    Total 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    3.66 miles (=6,450 yards, =5,898 meters)
Total    19.38 miles (=34,100 yards, =31,181 meters)

Now one last excuse and I'm done.  Actually on Sunday's I'm not running with the small group since Sunday is the 12K.  So in theory I can swim at 7 to 8:15ish before heading to work!  One of the runners will be walking/running the 12K and I promised to stay with them till they are done.  So I'll be rested to swim but who knows if I'll want to sleep in.  GtfAs always, at least I'm getting some swimming in.


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