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A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming

A little background info about me. In my younger days I was a runner but quit while in my mid 30's when it was no longer fun. I began swimming in 2000 to lose a few pounds and get in shape. I did not participate in age group or high school swimming and prior to taking up swimming as a 48 year old the only previous swimming experience I had was from Red Cross lessons and Boy Scouts.

  1. Wednesday, 10/31/12

    by , October 31st, 2012 at 04:20 PM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY - Recovery Day

    I modified one of Leslie's recovery workouts from last spring.

    Warmup (700)
    200 swim - 200 kick 200 pull - 100 scull

    Main Sets (1900)

    16 x 25 shooters w/monofin @ :45
    4 back, 4 belly, 2 left side, 2 right side, 4 360s
    50 EZ

    4 x (3 x 50) DPS
    #1 back/1:00; #2 breast/1:15; #3 free/1:00

    10 x 25 @ :45
    odds = easy speed fly - evens = EZ free
    50 EZ

    8 x 25 free/:45, 0-1 breath each
    50 EZ

    6 x 50 pull DPS, odds free, evens back

    Warmdown

    100 EZ

    Total: 2700 yards
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  2. Tuesday, 10/30/12

    by , October 31st, 2012 at 10:33 AM (A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming)
    SCY

    Warm up (950)
    400 mixer, swim-kick-drill-scull by 50s

    9 x 50 desc 3, 3/55, 3/50, 3/45
    - all free, went 38-39 on these

    Main Sets (1750)
    1 x 200/3:30 back, neg split, build to fast
    - went 2:58

    2 x 150/2:30, 50 easy free-50 strong stroke-50 easy free
    - went 2:22 - 2:17, did back for stroke

    6 x 50/1:15, 15 fast 20 easy 15 fast
    - went 2x fly-back-free

    1 x 400 kick, 30 sr, continuous moderate kick
    - did 200 with board & snorkel as 100 flutter/100 dolphin then did 200 on back same way

    100 easy swim

    8 x 50/1:30 choice FAST with fins
    - did fly on #1 & 4, went 32, 34
    - back on #2, 5, 7, went 33, 34, 33
    - free on #3, 6, 8, went 30, 31, 31
    50 easy

    Warm down
    200 moderate free with snorkel and paddles

    Total: 2900 yards
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