Group Swimming By Myself
Friday, October 07, 2011
One day off and the wheels fell off. That is how I felt this morning after taking yesterday off from swimming. Not that it was a choice as I had a meeting at 7:30am. I wasn't a slacker yesterday I just didn't swim. I actually went to the 5:45am Spinning (Group Ride) Class then some lunges on the smith machine after. Then I took a nap and headed back to the gym. Now I sorta have started to run a bit again. Now I got new sneakers but still just breaking them in. I ran .88 miles on Wednesday with them but got blisters. So I was back to my older sneakers yesterday when I ran on the treadmill for a bit while watching my soap. I'm going to try to warm up on the treadmill for 10 minutes so at least I'm getting some running in. Plus I keep promising myself to get up a bit earlier and go running before swimming. On my second trip to the gym I did run as you can see 3.28 miles. I then did 10x10's on box jumps on 60. Then did 10 rounds of wall chairs or whatever they are called. And that was it. So leg day. I have a swim meet next weekend so going to do a slight taper next week.
As for today's sluggish swim...
Mixed 500 warm up then 4x50's kick with fins. Ouchie! Did I mention I have blisters from my new sneakers? Also while running yesterday I realized I need to trim my toe nails. Felt that this morning while kicking. (700)
4x200's Free Descending on 3 minutes. Easy interval. I did a 2:34, 2:27, 2:24 and a 2:15 I think. Doh, can't remember. I think it was a 2:15. I so can't really remember all the intervals. Damn me! (800/1500)
6x100's on 1:40. Fist/Catchup/Pace/Sprint by 25. (600/2100)
6x50's on 60 Pulling W/ Paddles going fast. (300/2400)
Felt okay during that set. Struggled at first. I was alone doing the set which sometimes hurts me. Not physically but more mentally since I dont' have someone to push me. My mind starts to wander to other places. Which isn't good. Now the 100's were to be swum w/fins but after my 1st one I took them off. Later I just warmed down a 150 so 2,550 yard swim.
I'll be back at the gym for the last day of the release of Group Power before it changes on Monday. I may also practice with one of the Group X instructors the new release of Group Active. Got to remember to text her and see if she still wants to do it. Tomorrow I'll swim a short workout and the same for Sunday. Working this weekend so going to squeeze it in before work. I also want to take a Group Ride Class tomorrow before work so it'll be a touch squeeze.