Longest workout in over a year!!
by, August 12th, 2011 at 11:44 PM (1905 Views)
Swam with the older group this afternoon. They just got back in the pool starting on Wednesday after a 6 week break, so I figured now was the best time to join them.
I got to warm-up late, but was able to do a little bit of one. I was really tired after this workout, but relieved I could get through it.
Warm-up: 400 swim, 200 kick
6 x 200 free on 3:00 (used paddles on even swims)
400 I.M. kick
1 minute rest
4 x 200 free on 3:00 (used paddles on even swims)
300 I.M. kick
1 minute rest
2 x 200 free on 3:00 (no paddles)
500 free pull with paddles and buoy
1. It was my choice to use paddles on the 200 free swims. I felt like I was dropping my elbow on swims without them and so wearing the paddles forced me to have better form. Tomorrow, if I can get my swim in, I plan to follow Fort's suggestion of using fins and working my legs. No paddles tomorrow.
2. Discovered where my lower back stuff is coming from. I breathe on one side because the pool chemistry is not the greatest and thus, have to breathe every stroke. May use my inhaler next time to so that I can make attempt at breathing every three. My left side is not happy with the constant "twisting."
3. Encouraged I could make it through the workout. Hope to get in once a week with this group to get an endurance workout. Plan to make my other workouts between 2,000 to 3,000 yards and focus mainly on technique.