Hayden White - Nutri-Grain Ironman Series 2013-2014
Wednesday's Swim Report - The Great Aussie Swim Cure & More Swim Bits-a-Thon

The Slow Road Back To Swim Shape Workout

Two days in a row and I'm on a swim roll.  Got up early to meet up with the guys for a "coached" workout.  Usually on Wednesday's I sleep in as Tuesday and Thursday my first spin class is at 5:45am and Wednesday it's 11am.  But decided I need to get into swim shape so headed over to meet up with the gang.

Warm Up

500 Swim

4x75's Kick/Swim/Kick (300/800)

Main Set:

2x50's on 55 (100)

2x100's on 1:40 (200/300)

4x50's on 55 (200/500)

200 on 3:20 (200/700)

4x50'a on 55 (200/900)

200 on 3:20 (200/1100)

2x50's on 55 (100/1200)

2x100's on 1:40 (200/1400/2200)

The 100's were all descending and the 200's were also.  Doing this set proved that I'm really out of swim shape.  Really, bad shape!

1    :39.2     50     1:18
2    :38.7     50     1:17
3    1:18.0     100     1:18
4    1:15.1     100     1:15
5    :39.1     50     1:18
6    :39.6     50     1:19
7    :38.9     50     1:18
8    :38.8     50     1:17
I messed up the clock somehow.
1    :39.3     50     1:18
2    2:33.2     200     1:17
3    :37.6     50     1:15
4    :38.8     50     1:18
5    1:14.7     100     1:15
6    1:09.3     100     1:09

My first 200 was about 1:40 I think. The second 200 was faster then the 2:33 as I couldn't remember if I was at a 150 or 200.  Since the guy in the next lane took some of it off and was hanging by the wall I asked him then when he said that was my 200 I stopped my watch.  So I did descend my 100's and 200's.  Not nearly as fast as I was 3 years ago before moving here but at least I'm swimming. 

Whole workout 2,200 yards in like 45 minutes maybe a bit more.

2014 is not turning up to be The Year of Swimming for me.  I need to swim more but time and energy isn't helping.

My Progress for Go The Distance 2014
Month    Total Distance
Jan    2.76 miles (=4,850 yards, =4,435 meters)
Feb    4.15 miles (=7,300 yards, =6,675 meters)
Total    6.90 miles (=12,150 yards, =11,110 meters)

At least teaching spinning and personal training is keeping me in base shape.  I just need more swim time.  Hopefully when the pool closest to work reopens this spring they will have more lap swim times so I can swim in between classes and clients.  But we will see.


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