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After a long rest

I am a former swimmer, trying to get back into competitive swimming. I have been out of the pool 20 years and put on some extra pounds. This blog primarily documents my journey back to competitive swimming. And I should say having fun along the way!!!

  1. Budapest Week 7 - Tuesday

    by , June 13th, 2017 at 06:32 PM (After a long rest)
    Yesterday was a very rough work day and as a result I struggled sleeping.

    This morning I drug myself out of bed and forced myself to the gym for a recovery workout.

    20 minutes on stationary bike
    3x(elbow exercises and shoulder exercises, wrist flexor, dumbbell pronation and supination with 17.5lbs, elbow flexion and extension with 27.5lbs, weighted External rotation with arm abducted using 12.5lb dumbells)
    20 mins of back, arm and leg stretches with a foam roller

    Swimming pool setup scy

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catchup on :50

    Main Sets
    2x(400 IM as 16x25 on :30 as kick,swim,drill,swim
    2x200 IM as 2x4x50 fast/easy by 25 on #1, and easy/fast by 25 on #2
    4x100 IM on 1:30)

    warm down
    300 easy

    This was done as long and smooth swimming. Nothing too fast but aerobic heart rate!
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