My USMS Times
YouTube Videos of my swims
I've been in the pool fairly consistent of late, though not blogging about most of it. Probably swimming 3 days a week for the most part, but I'm trying to ramp it up a bit for my upcoming USAS meet here in two weeks.
I went in this morning to swim again with Jared, who is great to train with, though he didn't show up this morning...his mom said he'd be there tonight, and since I wasn't working, I made plans to come for a second swim.
10 x 100 Free @ 1:30 warmup
8 x 100 flutter kick w/ board @ 1:55 (held 1:35s)
10 x 100 Free Pull (75 Pull/25 Scull) @ 1:30 (1:25s)
8 x 25 Fly @ :30
8 x 25 Fly @ :30
3300 Yards in the morning
PM Workout 5:00 pm:
This was with Jared...he was my rabbit, but I also kept him going too. He trains solo now too, and welcomes the training buddy.
4 x 400 Free @ Desc Interval (5:10, 5:00, 4:50, 4:40)
I went 4:35/4:38/4:40/4:43
Jared was about 1/2 a length ahead of me till the last one when he was nearly a full 25 up on me. I'll let it slide though...he's only 16. I was a hurting mother by the end of this, but it was good.
400 Free broken at 25s w/ pushups
1st length, 1 pushup
2nd length, 2 pushups
etc., etc. Up to 16 lengths
We started dying around length #10, over halfway done with the swim, yet barely into the heavy back half of the dry land. Couldn't actually do all pushups in each series without a break or two!
6 x 100 Flutter Kick w/ board @ 1:55 cruise
7000:Yards for the day, and a god-awful amount of pushups!!
200 Free/50 Kick
150 Free/100 Kick
100 Free/150 Kick
50 Free/200 Kick
4 x 125 Free Pull @ 1:35
4 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:17.5 <-- see what I did there??
4 x 75 Free Pull @ 1:00
50 Fly fast
I would've gone more but I was already running on fumes of energy since my last meal was almost 18 hours earlier at my 6:30 lunch hour at work last night. Time for McD's!!!
I've been sick since Monday afternoon, with some kind of head cold/congestion/blah. It forced me to miss work both Monday and Tuesday, and I made myself go to work on Wednesday just so I wouldn't have to bring a doctor's note for my absenses. I didn't go to the clinic, just toughed it out the man way with meds, rest, water, and Gatorade. And plenty of video gaming on my tablet :-)
I still have a stuffy nose and throat garbage, but went to the pool anyway today since physically I'm feeling just about normal. We all know what it's like to swim with nose and throat issues...yummy!! :-P
5 x 300 SKIPS (swim, kick,IM, pull, swim)
6 x 200 Build an IM by 25s @ 3:10
25 Fly/175 Free, 50 Fly/150 Free, etc.
4 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board @ 1:00 gradual ascend to slow heart rate
went :50, :53, :58, 1:05
100 EZ Free
That was good. I managed to keep all of the IM builds in the ballpark of 2:30s, regardless of the stroke combos/free distance I was on. Went a 2:32 on the last one which I felt was great. I'm glad I gave myself a generous interval, cause I was huffing and puffing on the wall between each rep.