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The Unbalanced Race Pace Slow It Down Sunday Swim Workout!

Swim Word of The Day - Unbalanced.  That is how one can describe my swimming right now.  My stroke is a mess.  I'm relying on my right side more then my left side.  I even tried to alternate breathing sides to get balanced.  But with everything at the gym including Spinning, Core, Power and Centergy my swimming stroke has taken a hit.  Some of it is just adjusting to my new body shape and part of it is just lack of swimming.  Spinning is giving me strong legs with bigger calves and thighs.  But to me it's odd when I'm not spinning.  It's like having new legs to swim with.  Enough excuses and on to the workout...

1012517_10151745993634737_1497972858_nWarm Up:
2x100's Free on 2 minutes
2x150's Free on 3 minutes
2x200's IM on 4 minutes
I give myself intervals otherwise I'd be hanging out and doing nothing.    (900)
1    1:31.4     100     1:31
2    1:25.1     100     1:25
3    2:06.1     150     1:24
4    2:06.8     150     1:25
5    3:04.9     200     1:32
6    3:04.7     200     1:32

I think I pulled this…either way I f'ed up.  But it's the damn radio stations fault.
2x75's on 1:30
100
I pulled with paddles.  (250/1150)
1    1:04.5     75     1:26
2    1:03.9     75     1:25
3    1:24.6     100     1:25
I lost track of what I was doing and it's the radio station's fault.  They teased that they would be playing a song from one of those 1960's years that was then recovered in 1990.  So I was trying to think of the song.  It turned out to be something dumb and very sleepy.  Ugh! 

6x50's on 55. 
Hmm…maybe this was the pulling or not.  It was free I guess, looking at my Garmin Swim. (300/1450)
1    :42.4     50     1:24
2    :42.3     50     1:25
3    :40.4     50     1:21
4    :41.6     50     1:23
5    :41.4     50     1:23
6    :40.8     50     1:22

200 Kick 4:00.6  (200/1650)

6x50's on 60 Free/Breast, Breast/Back and Back/Fly  (300/1950)
1    :49.0     50     1:37
2    :50.1     50     1:40
3    :41.6     50     1:23
4    :47.6     50     1:35
5    :49.9     50     1:40
6    :42.0     50     1:24

The gang started to arrive so I started to swim with them for a bit.

4x75's Kick on 1:30 2x75's Drill/Kick/Swim  (450/2400)

Now we are cooking, the real work.  Pacing!  This was all about setting a pace then descending at the end.

4x50's on 60.  Find your pace for the next part
200 Pace on 3 minutes I think or was it 4?
6x100's.  Odd's keeping with that pace / Evens descending from the pace.
OY!  (1,000/3400)
1    :37.7     50    
2    :37.5     50    
3    :37.1     50    
4    :37.3     50    
5    2:31.0     200    
6    1:14.6     100    
7    1:10.3     100    
8    1:13.8     100    
9    1:06.6     75    
10    1:14.2     100    
11    1:07.8     100      
It wasn't pretty.  My freestyle was right sided dominate.  I tried to balance my swimming out with rotation but it was just not happening.  I was struggling.  After a little rest it was time to finish with 4x50's fast on 60.  (200/3600)
1    :33.8     25     2:14
2    :33.4     50     1:07
3    :34.3     50     1:09
4    :34.3     50     1:09

Oy!  That was a sad swim.  3,600 yards and just pain everywhere.  Oh well that is what I get for not swimming.  On the flip side  I was going to run before swimming but it was raining out.  I gave myself two 25 in 25 goals.  One is to run 25 miles before December 25th and the other is to swim 25 miles before December 25th.  It's a goal that shouldn't be too hard but just enough to make me not be too much of a slacker!

Running - 0 Miles

Swimming - 2.045455

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    7.02 miles (=12,350 yards, =11,293 meters)
May    7.10 miles (=12,500 yards, =11,430 meters)
Jun    12.10 miles (=21,300 yards, =19,477 meters)
Jul    13.44 miles (=23,650 yards, =21,626 meters)
Aug    8.96 miles (=15,775 yards, =14,425 meters)
Sep    9.23 miles (=16,250 yards, =14,859 meters)
Total    73.57 miles (=129,475 yards, =118,392 meters)

Hey,  atleast I'm ahead of most months.  I need to beat June and July.  Something to push me this month.  And the 25 in 25 plus one week should get me to 100 miles this year.  Which isn't that much.

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