Just keeping it real . . . .
I mean fun in a sarcastic kind of way. Typical 12 x 100 on 1:20 for the main set. The fun part for me was that I'm playing hooky from work to work w/bricks instead! I was supposed to do some masonry work last weekend, but it was dreary and rainy. I want to just get the dumb thing done so I can move on to my next project!
500 locomotive pull
8 x 50 kick @ 1:00, desc 1-4 & 5-8
100 over under
12 x 100 @ 1:20, rest a minute before #12
20 x 25 kick @ :30, down easy, back sprint
300 pull: steady state w/agility paddles
300 swim w/zoomers working the walls
Water is too $&#* hot! I don't care if it IS below 50 outside!
Tired this morning (not sleepy, physically) - I think it's from caloric restriction, I'm serious about taking these 10lbs off - have got myself some protein bars and "Raspberry Ketones" to assist me in my quest. Until I get used to caloric restriction, guess this is how it's going to be. Plus I bumped up one of my weights yesterday. Trying to figure out how much is the right amount to bench press to equal a push up - push ups really hurt my wrists, and I have no plans on repeating my carpal tunnel surgery EVER, so I have to find alternative exercises when something makes my wrists feel weak.
Air temp down below 60 this am, and they turned the heater on in the pool, so it was a little warm. Theoretically it was only 2 degrees warmer - needs to go back down one degree at least.
500 Pull locomotive style
8 x 25 4-cycle speed play @ :30
100 easy/bathroom-water break - which I skipped to due equipment issues
6 x 200 @ 2:50 progressive, fastest was 2:23 (#4)
6 x 50 kick on 1:00
2 x 300 Pull "steady state"
5 x 100 breast @ ~2:00 or 2:15
Still achy from weights on Saturday - did a little kickboxing too & my legs are sore.
2 x 300 P with 30 sec rest between each
300 K, 25 fast/25 mod
8 x 150; 100 free, 25 back/25 breast on 2:20
8 x 25 (D, 4-cycle, S) @ :30
4 x 150 IM twitch on 2:15 w/zoomers
Just could not get up and sprint today, even with zoomers on
Yesterday: weights & then 45 min in the pool to loosen up - around 2500yds
Today, actually got there early enough to do arm swings before warm up.
200 breaststroke kick
Three times through:
200 @ 2:40
150 @ 2:00
100 @ 1:20
1min rest; first time swim, second pull, last time w/zoomers
16 x 50 @ 1:00; 4 free; 4 kick; 4 stroke; 4 kick
500 Pull w/snorkel
500 breast free
Trying to figure out how to WORK every swim like a race, so that I'm increasing the time I spend at race pace - which is why on the main set I used paddles & then zoomers on sets 2 & 3 - gave myself enough rest that I could then go the second distance hard as well. I wasn't as happy with my swim as I would have liked - the young lady in my lane should have been two or three lanes over - she is plenty fast - but is new to our team & doesn't know the others, so swims with the old ladies I guess because she knows we'll be nice to her - some of the kids are so darn cliquish - it's a shame. She'll probably earn their friendship as she earns their respect by beating them in the meet. Anyway - couldn't keep up with her, but at least she didn't lap me!!
Not feeling myself today - had a wierd dream & the swimming was ok, but I didn't go 100%. THAT's why I'm not improving. I need to do the workout exactly as coach calls it - only I need more rest between swims. Part of the problem of being the slowest person on the team (almost)
4 x 150 Pull on 2:00
10 x 50 @ :45
6 x 300 @ 4:00; last 2 were pull **
8 x 25's
4 x 150 breast/free/breast
**here is what I'm talking about - yes, I can go 300 on 4:00. BUT, in order to properly descend them 1-3 & 4-6, I need more than the 15-20 rest I get between each.
Tired from the meet - didn't warm down in the pool after my swim like I should have, and was sorta tight this morning.
4 x 200 - 150 free, 50 breast
5 x 100 K on 2:00
6 x 200 P
12 x 25; drill, 2 x 4-cycle, sprint
2 x 250 pull w/snorkel
Swam fairly well at Rowdy Gaines meet:
Saturday I added time in the 100 IM, 200 Fr & 400 Fr, did well on the 50 (previous NT, but was pleased that I actually KICKED the WHOLE 50!!! And REALLY kicked!) and dropped 3 secs on my 100 Breast. Won my age group in the 200 & 400 despite crappy time/performance.
Sunday had 3 out of 3 best (recent best) times on the 200 Breast, 50 Fly & 100 Free - kicked about 75% of the 100 free & went about as fast as I did 20 years ago, which is amazing, for me. Came back feeling like tweaking my workouts, but not quite sure how to go about it, as I am constrained by what the coach calls (interval wise - the sets are certainly do-able & would be beneficial if I swam them correctly - but I am barely able to make the intervals, thus I can't swim them correctly - I just flip & go!)
Not feeling it today - felt like I shoulda perhaps stayed in bed - just had no "get up and go" in me - not that I was hurting or achy or felt depressed - just not real motivated, I guess.
So I got there early, but the stupid lifeguards got up in the stand early, so it looked like I was late! Great - not a good way to start off - missed the first 2-300 of warmup.
4 x 150 P on 2:05
10 x 50 @ :45
400 pull no paddles
300 pull w/paddles
100 breast/free by 25's
2 x 250 Pull w/ snorkel no paddles
2 x 250 Pull w/paddles no snorkel
2 x 250 Swim w/fins working the turns only
Having an amazing week. Work is rather light, but moving smoothly - my new nurse is a sweetie and really getting the hang of things, the MA is also seriously stepping up to the plate & I am lucky to have them.
Asked a friend who is visiting from Miami to go to the gym with me today, and she introduced me to kickboxing! What a blast!!! I can hardly wait until Saturday to go do it again! Spent an hour at the gym, so I had to cut my swimming back a wee bit. Am really enjoying HIT on my solo swim days. Here's today's workout:
600 warm up (100 free, 25 back/breast, Repeat)
6 x 100 pull @ 1:30 w/50 easy after #3 & 6
12 x 25 fly - 25 shooters, 25 drill, 25 swim @ :45ish
12 x 25, 3 breast, 3 free: 25 drill, 25 4-cycle speed play, 25 sprint @ :30
Fun day, feeling fast and confident, in and out of the pool - this is the life!
Having a pretty good week w/workouts
300 pull, speed play by 50's
200 IM, drill/swim by 25
8 x 125 pull @ 1:50, desc 1-4, 5-8
8 x 200 free @ 2:40, last (fast) one w/in 12 sec of best time (did low 20's)
4 x 25 4 cycle speed play @ :30
4 x 300 breast free
Updated October 3rd, 2013 at 08:17 PM by Celestial