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Three Times The Sharm (Swim + Charm) Workout

Three swims in one month, woah I'm on a roll.  Hey, it's one more swim then I did in the month of March.  I'm doing my best to squeeze in some swimming even if it's more of a warm up then a swim.  3timesSo after co-teaching the 5:45 Group Power (weight training) class I headed right to the pool.  My timing was perfect as a few of the lap swimmers were getting out when I arrived.  The swimmers who swim with the local swim team coach was in the midst of a set.  So I warmed up a 200 and just jumped in to whatever they were doing. 

200 Warm Up (feeling the burn in the shoulders from the morning weights, ouchie)

3x100's on 2 minutes

4x50's on 60

1    3:16.1     200     1:38
2    1:19.3     100     1:19
3    1:16.0     100     1:16
4    1:12.8     100     1:13
5    :35.5     50     1:11
6    :35.3     50     1:11
7    :35.9     50     1:12
8    :34.9     50     1:10

That first 200 was the warm up in which I was stopping after every 50.  Then I jumped right into the set.  After everyone was done I asked what the set was and it was

2x200's on 4 minutes

6x100's on 2 minutes Descend in pairs of two.  So 1st two same pace, then descend the next two keeping tht two same pace, then last two descending from the middle two.  I didn't know so my times were anything close to that.  Pretty much just warming up.

I then kicked 3x100's.  I was going to do part of the set again.  I wanted to swim 1,500 yards at least so I was going to swim 2x50's to get the arms back then 4x100's.  But instead I was talking and decicded I needed to head home to get reading to teach spinning.  Oh well, at least I got in 1,000 yards.  UghI named the chart above UGH since that is how I feel.  In four months I've logged in as many yards as I use to in one month.  Small steps on my way back!  That is my view, just slowly get back to swimming and swim whenever I can.  30 minutes, 20 minutes anything is better then zero minutes.  Unless I get called into work to sub any other classes I'll swim 30 minutes before lunch tomorrow and maybe Saturday before my class.  But we will see. 

NO MATTER HOW SLOW YOU GO, YOU ARE STILL LAPPING THE PEOPLE ON THE COUCH

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