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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 1 - Wednesday

    by , May 3rd, 2017 at 10:06 PM (After a long rest)
    Yesterday was a crazy day even by my standards. Our sales team are working on a big opportunity in the North East and I was asked to support them in New York City. Despite knowing it would be a really long day I decided I would do a one day out meet and back rather than an overnight trip. To make the NYC meeting I had to take a 6am flight which meant a 3:30 alarm. Coming home was booked on a 7pm flight but as is quite usual from the east coast(or it seems that way) my flight was delayed and I did not get back to Dallas until midnight. Needless to say this mornings alarm came very quick after only 3 1/2 hrs of sleep. Luckily the meeting went very well and the crazy travel day was probably the right thing for me to do because I was able to have dinner with my wife and kids in Monday night.

    This morning I was tired and felt quite weak. Midway through practice I realized I had hardly eaten anything yesterday, having a muffin at the airport and that was it. This is not my normal thing and I would characterize myself as a good eater, but apparently not yesterday.

    Todays pool setup scy

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

    main sets
    6x100 kick on 2min best average
    100 easy
    12x50 odds drill/buil, evens fast on :50
    3x100 free with find afap on 3mins
    200 easy
    4x200 free on 3mins descend 1-4
    12x25 underwater on :40

    warm down

    tom went easy on us today. He actually to,d us fridays Set and said his original plan was to do it today. 100,125,150,175,200 on 2mins fast. He did not say how many rounds we will do. I was holding 1:25s on the kick and :28/29 on the fast 50s. On the 3 x 100s I went :52,:50,:48. I did not try to descend but worked the walls harder each100. On the 200s I went 2:12,2:07,2:04,2:00.
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