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Tuesday's Swim Report - Skipping Charlotte & Other Swim Bits

My Three Years Of Tappering Should Work!?!

I was on a swim roll then I hit the breaks but I'm trying to get a regular schedule that will work with swim lap times.  It's tough.  This was the first week I no longer teach Tues/Thurs classes at 5:45 and 7am figuring I'd go swimming.  But then I picked up a personal training client who likes early am so Swim_ma136:30 it is.  So no 7am lap swim and back to 12-1 on Tuesdays at least.  Thursday's I work on the fitness floor after my client to about 12 so no go then.  I could do the 3pm I guess.  Ugh!

At least I got a swim in this afternoon.

Warm Up

300 Swim (100 free / 200 back)  Swimming backstroke helped open up some tight chest muscles.

300 Kick.

Pulling Set:

10x100's Pulling w/Paddles.  I screwed up my watch so the first one was on 2 minutes but the rest on 1:45

1    1:26.5     100     1:26
2    1:25.3     100     1:25
3    1:24.9     100     1:25
4    1:26.3     100     1:26
5    1:24.7     100     1:25
6    1:23.4     100     1:23
7    1:24.5     100     1:25
8    1:24.7     100     1:25
9    1:21.4     100     1:21
10    1:24.8     100     1:25

Then an easy 200 kick free and back.

5x100's IM on 2 minutes.  Lot's of rest.  I was going to swim a few more but was running out of lap time.  S0 2,300 yards in 45 minutes. 

1    1:33.4     100     1:33
2    1:31.3     100     1:31
3    1:31.5     100     1:32
4    1:31.0     100     1:31
5    1:31.0     100     1:31

The whole workout was a swim just to swim.  Some garbage yardage.  Just trying to keep some sor t of swim form.  I'm going to compete in my first meet in like 2 years.  And it's LCM which I haven't swam in 2 years.  I signed up for a bunch of 200's.  Back, Fly, IM maybe Free and the 100 Fly.  I'm not going to worry about it and just think of it as a swim practice.  Thinking of my lack of swimming as just a very long several year long taper.

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)
Mar    5.82 miles (=10,250 yards, =9,373 meters)
Apr    7.41 miles (=13,050 yards, =11,933 meters)
May    5.80 miles (=10,200 yards, =9,327 meters)
Total    25.94 miles (=45,650 yards, =41,742 meters)

So far so good swim yard wise in May.  Sort of sad when you look at those totals.  The grand total is like one old month of swimming for me. 


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