After swimming at 7pm last night I came home, ate dinner and went to bed. I don't know when it started to rain over night but I was tossing and turning all night long from the sound of water going down the drain pipe of the building next door. I had set my alarm on my iPhone to wake me up at 5am and I told myself if I get up then I'll go to swim. I was up already before the alarm went off so I got up. I layed my stuff out in the hallway outside the bathroom as always. This prevents me from searching for a million things in the morning and then forgetting something.
I get to the pool and help the lifeguard with moving the big round thingy that hold the pool covers. As we get in the pool all of start to survey the pool to see how many people are in each lane. The medium lanes had 4 in 2 lanes, the fast lane had 3 people in one lane for the stroke lanes. As for the free lanes the slow group had 3 people spread out in 2 lanes and one fast swimmer in the other lane. I'm only mentioning it becuase the coach didn't move anyone over. She left the medium lanes one of which was against the wall continue to swim with 4 people each per lane. One of them took it apon herself to move over to the fast free swimmer and ask him if he didn't mind splitting the lane. Later on he'll go on to say it was more of being told that they were to split the lane. Later on one of the slow swimmers in a lane by himself gets out. So then the coach decides to move people about. MInd you this is about 50 minutes into workout. So the fast swimmer who is now moving onto a kick set moves into a lane of someone who is swimming a 400 free. Since I was swimming I missed all the details but this upset the swimmer swimming the 400 free who then got into a screaming match with the coach causing her to cry. This was all at 6:50am. Early morning drama on deck is not a fun way to start the day. Somehow it was resolved and the swimmer got out early but I'm sure this isn't the last I'll be hearing about this. Being a swimmer who from time to time is lucky enough to get my own lane feels quilty when I see other lanes full. Being a swimmer who is faster than the other lanes I can see why the coach would keep us apart. Lapping people in a 200 isn't a fun thing. I've been there. One time when we had a situation like this I had to share the lane with medium swimmers and I was lapping them in a 200 IM.
As for the workout the rain seemed to hold off to just a drizzle from time to time so swimming wasn't so bad after all. Warmed up a mixed 300. Took my time getting in the water as we were all chit chatting on deck. This was my first weekday swim in a while so I was chatting with people I hadn't seen. We then did a warm up set made up of 50's and 25's. I don't really remember it as I was chatting with the girl/female/woman who moved over and split the lane with the guy which caused the drama later in the workout.
4x (One Fly, One Back, One Breast, One Free for the stroke part)
3x50 1 Free / 25 Free-25Stroke / 1 Stroke on 50
100 Kick on 2:00
200 Free on 2:30
150 Swim 50 Free / 50 Stroke / 25 Free / 25 Stroke (don't know interval)
100 Fast Stroke on 1:30/1:40 (depending on stroke)
Since I suck big time at breast the one time breaststroke was a killer. I made the 100 but barely.
Then a 50 easy.
6x75's on 1:15 50 Easy / 25 Sprint. I did fly for the sprint part.
Warmed down a 50.
After swimming last night it was tough getting back in the pool. At first it was a breeze and I was swiimming strong but as time went on my free became slower. I had a burst of energy a the end during the 25 fly sprints.
As always this is a Short Course Yard Workout.