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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 6 - Monday

    by , June 5th, 2017 at 02:33 PM (After a long rest)
    I had a decent night of sleep last night. Today was the start of building yardage and I did a 90 min workout.

    Warm up
    400 free with snorkel
    6x50 catch-up on :50

    Main sets
    3x4x150 on 2mins as 100 free, 50 stroke choice descend 1-4
    100 easy
    8x125 with fins as 75 kick on :55,25 underwater on :30, 25 back on :25
    6x100 IM on 1:25
    4x75 as 50 free, 25 breast on 1min
    2x50 dive sprints on 2mins
    500 breathing 3,5 by 25 descending by 100

    Warm down
    200 easy

    Despite the yardage I actually felt better as the workout went along. The 12x150s I wore a snorkel and ripped it off at 100 to transition to 50 back. I descended on each round from 1:45 to 1:39. I was coming in at 1:05 to 1:02 on the 100. I felt pretty crappy on this set but like the whole workout felt better at the end than the beginning. The 125s I was consistently getting 10-12 rest on the 75, took one breath in the underwater and was :12-:13 on the back with fins. The 100 IMs I was consistently coming in on 1:12s. The 75s I was going :31-:32 on the free and getting about 5-7 seconds rest between 75s. The dive sprints I was :24 and :25 but slipped on the start on the second 50. I was still pretty happy with how I felt in the water. Tom has been asking me to bilateral breath which I struggle with so we did the 500 at the end working on bilateral breath control.

    I swam for about 90mins this morning and this was more yardage than usual. My plan for the next 6-7 weeks is to increase overall weekly distance and to continue with the intensity(injury and old body permitting).

    Water Rat sent a post showing 16000 registered attendees for Budapest which will be wild. I finished my registration since apparently I did it wrong first time and did not get a confirmation. I still have no confirmation of the evens other than an online payment invoice. The system really does suck! I still have family to register.

    My events are:

    Tuesday 15th August - 200 Back
    Wednesday 16th August - 200 free
    Thursday 17th August - 50 free
    Saturday 19th August - 100 Back
    Sunday 20th August - 400 free

    I was tempted to do the 100 free instead of the 50 free but it would have meant a double on Tuesday and with so many entries I did not want to be at the pool all day. Should be a good lineup and should be fun. Now I have to try to figure out how to register my family.
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