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I Really Am Getting Slower and Slower By The Day.

Another day and another swim.  Twice in one week, I'm on a roll.  I've cut back the number of classes I'm teaching so I have less excuses to swim in the lunch time lap swim.  I'm telling or Garmin swimpromising myself now that I'm going to wake up and swim tomorrow with the gang!  Of course tonight after work I may not feel so motivated to wake up at 6am instead of sleeping in to 8am.  Oh well.

The Lap Swim:

Warm Up

200 Free

200 Back.  It's so sunny and nice right now I do more backstroke so I can work on my speedo tan! 

200 Kick. (600)

Okay so then I decided to play with my Garmin Swim and set up a new custom screen.  I was debating on swimming or pulling a distance and was going to pause and unpause quickily at the turns.  I was hoping to see my ongoing time, my time at the pause and my yardage.  Some how I failed at setting it right so I stopped and went back to the way I had it.

200 Pulling (200/800)

reset the watch

4x100's Pull on 1:30 (400/1200)

1    1:19.4     100     1:19
2    1:19.7     100     1:20
3    1:19.0     100     1:19
4    1:21.2     100     1:21

Garmin_vivofitthen a 200 kick some fly and back on my back.  Two words "Speedo Tan" (200/1400)

4x100's IM on 1:45 (400/1800)

1    1:30.3     100     1:30
2    1:30.2     100     1:30
3    1:29.2     100     1:29
4    1:26.4     75     1:55

I don't know why the last one readed a 75 but whatever.  Not the best of times.  I can't believe how slow I'm getting.  I know it's partly fatigue from teaching spin so much and some of it is lack of swimming hard or even at all.  That is why I need to wake up and swim with the gang.  Just to get a little more real swimming in.  1,800 yards in for the swim.  I could have swam more since I had 10 more minutes of lap swim (12-12:50) but told myself I got one more spin class today and I'm swimming tomorrow so go home and eat lunch.

Month    Total Distance
Jan    2.76 miles (=4,850 yards, =4,435 meters)
Feb    4.15 miles (=7,300 yards, =6,675 meters)
Mar    5.82 miles (=10,250 yards, =9,373 meters)
Apr    7.41 miles (=13,050 yards, =11,933 meters)
May    3.18 miles (=5,600 yards, =5,121 meters)
Total    23.32 miles (=41,050 yards, =37,536 meters)

At least I'm getting past Jan!  In other news I've been swimming with my Garmin Vivofit.  The swim gave me another 1200 steps for the day!  I'm down to just wearing my Fitbit Flex and the Garmin Vivofit.  I've ditched the Nike+ Fuelband.  The button no longer was respoding but it was recording. I had to sync it via USB and not Bluetooth.  Considering Nike is killing the Fuelband and going to include Nike+ in the iWatch I'll just wait to the iWatch comes out.  As for the Vivofit I do like how I can use it as a watch as the screen is on all the time.  Now I mostly got it to use at work instead of my Garmin 210 but I somehow lost my HR monitor since getting it.  So I gotta buy a new strap and monitor so I can use the Vivofit as my HR Monitor. Ugh! 


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