Just keeping it real . . . .
OMG - hard workout & I must say, good effort by me!!
4 x 300 P on 4:00 (fastest was just a 3:40ish - still warming up)
4 x 100 K on 2:00
10 x 50 non-free on :50
Four times through:
100 @ 1:20 (held 11's & 12's - woo hoo, go me!)
2 x 50 breast on :50
4 x 25 (drill, 2 x 4-cycle, sprint) on :30
2 x 300 drill/swim by 50's; breast
300 free (working turns)
300 free cooldown
95% of the way done with my GTD. Too bad I had to lower my goal (or re-set my priorities?) One day I'm gonna make that 1,000,000 meters!
Only weights today. Going to have a late night at the CAPN meeting, so decided to wake up a bit later, 0600, instead of 0445 - but of course, I woke when my son got home from work around 1:30, then again at 3:30, again at 4:35, and then finally at 5:50. Geez. Can't sleep even when I schedule it!!
Anyway, 45 mins of various weights - happy to have my chest press becoming easier at my current 60lbs, goal is 70lbs, then I hope to maintain this until I'm old and gray(er). Also rear delt is much easier - currently at 65lbs, plan on getting that one up to at least 70, if not 85lbs, and then maintaining.
Missed the first 150 of warm up
200 breast kick
10 x 50 stroke/free (breast/free) on :50
2 x 400 w/:20 rest between each of these & the following
2 x 300
2 x 200
2 x 100
That was a HARD set! My triceps were almost burning
150 to make up for the 150 I missed in warm-up
400 breast - OMG I was breathing hard after this
100 cool down
Total: 4600 SCY
I've decided the best thing about weights is the two weeks you take off when you taper. The rest of the time you're just always tired.
Boy, the year is slipping away! Can't believe it's already mid November, with the holidays approaching. Been super busy at work, plus in the doldrums last week - one of my oldest kids friends from HS killed himself - with a new baby and young wife - he had been suffering from depression for quite a while, and apparently had a tumor on the pituitary, but it is just so sad and senseless. Did my swimming, but my heart just wasn't in it - my son, who was his friend, has what I thought was even MORE serious depression, so this hits home rather hard. Eric vehemently states he has no plans to hurt himself, but I'm sure his friend said the same thing. Life can be so hard, sometimes.
Anyway, sort of back in the swing of things this morning, went back to the gym & then to the pool, swam solo. Air temp dropped 25 degrees from yesterday's balmy, but humid 71 (at 5:30am) so it was a bit chilly on the pool deck!
1000 - 100 free, 25 back/25 breast
800 - 2 x 400 pull
600 - 4 x 150; 50 free, 50 kick, 50 free (wore zoomers)
400 - straight swim
200 breast/free by 50's
Spent too much time talking on the wall after ATAC got out
400-300-200-100 Pull DeMont Set on 1:20 base - did really well on first 700, then my speed backed off, despite the fact that I was working harder - this 'splains things on my 400m at the Rowdy Gaines meet.
6 x 100 K on 2:00
12 x 50 @ :45
4 x 4-cycle speed play @ :30
2 x 300 Pull w/snorkel (no paddles)
2 x 300 Pull w/paddles
300 breast/free cooldown
ps: down 3lbs - woo hoo!
Arms so achy from weights today. They were achy yesterday too - can hardly wait to get started on my mortering tomorrow (jk)
3 x 200 P on 2:45
4 x 100 K on 2:00
4 x 100 stroke free on 1:40
16 x 50 @ :50 descend in groups of 4 - wore paddles on last 8 - it's amazing how much faster I go, and how much more I can feel myself pulling with those on (and no pullbuoy)
4 x 4cycles on :30