Body in Shock, July 8
by, July 8th, 2010 at 10:16 PM (1308 Views)
Showing an amazing amount of hubris, I journeyed to my team LC practice at GMU tonight.
50 flutter kicks
20 lunges (I did plyo lunges)
20 chest passes w/med ball
20 tricep passes w/med ball
6 times through:
75 kick @ mod pace @ 1:50
75 swim, ascend by 25s, start fast from middle of pool @ 1:30 (I did these 25 moderately fast and 50 cruise)
swim = free, fly, free, back, free, breast
2 x 250 pull, 40 RI
(This was supposed to follow some breathing pattern, but I just breathed every stroke as usual in LC.)
10 x 100 @ 1:50
odds = 75 free + 25 stroke fast
evens = 75 stroke + 25 free fast
I did the set with fins and did the evens flutter kick averaging around 1:15. Got a cramp on #8.
1 x 50 fast from blocks
(I passed on this, too crampy. Should have taken endurolytes.)
I survived my 2nd LC workout of the season. To facilitate this survival, I showed an uncharacteristic restraint in approaching the workout. I tried to ease in and have something left for the last set. As expected, my feel for the water was gone and I had no speed. I felt like I was swimming through jello. And also as expected, my leg endurance was better than my arm endurance. Hence, the substituted kicking in the last set. My freestyle felt positively vomitous. It was as if I was doing some other stroke. It felt much smoother with paddles, but I guess that's typical.
It's rather a shock getting back to the grind. I spent a major portion of the day driving around, purchasing copious amounts of food, and feeding hungry kids. Lil Fort is back at summer swim and doing soccer camp. Mini Fort is raking in major bucks from lifeguarding and teaching private swim lessons. She is in volleyball camps at Mason for the next two weeks, and only swimming in SL meets this summer (no swim practices). Fort Son (who did not vacation with us b/c of rowing -- doubles every day and a nap in between) is doing very well. He made the competitive rowing team roster and also made their travel team. He leaves for Nationals in Tennessee on Monday, rowing in a lightweight 4. And I'm back to deeking kids again on Saturday. Not sure how I got roped into doing this on my birthday, but at least it's a relatively short meet.
A friend send me this article today about a masters cyclist who spent 8 months trying banned PEDs to write about the experience: http://outside.away.com/outside/body...ug_test_1.html. Perhaps Jimby should do this as well.