You think nothing of taking a weekend swim and counting that as your shower. I know I am not the only one out there that has done this.
Had a good swim!
W/U 300 sw
6 x 150
6 x 100
6 x 50
It was a good swim. felt strong after yesterday's water polo scrimmage. due to the holiday, not many people were in the pool. hoping to get some time in the pool tomorrow.
This is the last weekend in purgatory. I am making the best of our time away from Baylor and SCM noon workouts. Yesterday and today i'm swimming LCM workouts at SMU.
I decided to have a good positive attitude about the workout's main focus of 3 x 100s. While my attention span and internal clock are set to under :30, I made the most of it and tried my best!
Here is what we did yesterday:
800 warm up
==>no. 800 was too much for me. I stopped at 600 and goofed around in the corner.
8 x 50 on 1:00 kick/drill
I used my Speedo optimus fins. Drill was alternating scull or 1 arm; other arm at the side.
5 x 100's on your lane's interval plus 15
(fastest lane started at 1:40; our lane rounded up to 2:00)
1:35, 1:25, 1:11, 1:25, 1:35
QUESTION: is 1:11 a good time?
2 x 200 pull
==>no. I walked to the deep end and did 2 x DIVES PLUS BREAKOUTS
3 x 100 on same interval above
1:30, 1:25, 1:11
QUESTION: same question.
6 x 50 on :55 recovery
1 x 100 all out
1:08 high according to coach. I would have said 1:09 flat so that makes sense.
QUESTION: is this a good time? I think it's solid, given I never swim a fast 100 LCM, and I haven't swum it in a meet since USMS Nationals, LCM in 1998 (and I did a 1:02 at that meet). If I even split, that 34.5s. Assuming that I didn't, then I would say a 32, 36 split seems reasonable. I doubt I went out any faster than a 32, maybe 31, but I could not have come home any slower than 36 or 37, which sounds quite good to me from a push 100.
I think my goal is to go 1:05 or even under in workout. That would mean a 30 or 31 but doing it with less effort, then coming back in 33 to 35. That seems a very reasonable and doable time with more LCM and comfort for a full 100.
But do I really care? Only if I decided to actually swim the 100 in a meet. It may be my bonus event, so maybe I should add it to the list.
Today I am not sure what will happen. I think there is some group that is going to be doing a 10k overlapping our workout, so I am resigned to squashed lanes and not doing what I want. I am prepared to just slog through yardarge, as there is no other swim option today (and doin' that 10k isn't one of them!!) and there's no workout tomorrow.
Should I do another full cycle of P90X or just order stupid Insanity now and stop talking about it? What is the meaning of life? How much do I need for retirement? Such are the questions I ask myself these days.