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Swim Number Four For 2014, So Sad!

So out of swim shape. Haven't been swimming much if at all this year. I'm just shocked how much everything hurts and how out of swim shape I am.  This was only my forth swim of the year and it wasn't much of a swim.

Feb9It's not that I'm out of shape as I teach at least eight 30 minute spin classes, six 60 minute spin classes and then sub teach various other classes.  But I haven't done much upper body strength workout of late and it showed in the pool.  It's hard to find the energy to do my own thing in between personal training clients and spinning.  Never mind finding the time to swim.  But alas that is what Sunday's are for and here is today's attempted workout…

My Warm Up was barely anything. Swam a 100 then kicked a 200.  I had the pool to myself and so wasn't motivated.  I felt great diving in and that first 50 reminded why I love swimming.  It felt great being weightless and pushing off that wall being underwater.  But then the upper body started to wonder why it was called on to work after weeks of just letting my legs get all the fun.

Umm..the Main Set. I made it up as I went.

1    :38.9     50     1:17
2    :38.7     50     1:17
3    :39.4     50     1:19
4    :39.0     50     1:18
5    1:17.6     100     1:18
6    1:15.7     100     1:16
7    1:17.9     100     1:18
8    2:32.9     200     1:16
9    2:35.7     200     1:18
10    2:38.1     200     1:19
11    2:41.4     200     1:21

Notice I goofed a bit in my counting.  I thought I had done my 4x100's.  I started out saying I was going to do 10x50's pulling.  But after 4 decided to jump to 100's.  Thinking I'd do 4x100's then maybe a 2x200's and go to a 400.  But the reality was…

4x50's on 60
3x100's on 2:00
4x200's on 3:00

Like I said my upper body was screaming at me.  Why!!!  It was like my arms  were saying "Oh yeah, now you need us spinning man.  Why don't you take these paddles and pull buoy off and use those precious legs now, huh?"  I figured I'd lay off after that last 200.  It took everything to make me finish all 4 of them anyways.

I then did a 200 back stroke kick to catch some sun.  I was about to do a set of 100 IM's but after the first one my I felt a few cramps starting so called it a day at 1,900 yards. 

As always, at least I got a swim in.  It wasn't pretty or fast but it's something.

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