Tuesday's Distance Day
by, November 22nd, 2011 at 11:06 AM (614 Views)
Well... I must say that this one was a struggle from the get-go. So... knowing that... I decided to focus on swimming the 500s strong (read as: making the interval) and shortening the 100s (read as: swam as 75s). The original plan was two sets of: 2 x 500 on 7:30 followed by 10 x 100 on 1:30. When I missed the very first of the 100s, I decided to swim the next as a 50, then shorten the rest down to 75s. Here's what I ended up doing:
2 x 500 Free on 7:30
1 x 100 Free on 1:30 (actually on 1:32)
1 x 50 Free on 1:30 (catching my breath)
8 x 75 Free on 1:30
1 x 500 Kick on 7:30
1 x 500 Pull on 7:30
6 x 75 Free on 1:30
Total Yards - 3600
All in all, not a bad distance for a 60 minute swim (give or take a few minutes). With everything being on a 1:30 base, it was tough. Here's the weird thing though. When I'm swimming by myself (like when I was doing the Postal swims), I was basically doing 100 repeats on the 1:25 with no break in between. Does that make sense? Maybe I'm just more relaxed when swimming for myself. When I'm swimming on an interval that I think will be tight.... those are typically the workouts I have trouble with. Huh.... something to mull over.
It's raining in Central Indiana today. It could b worse... my folks got more snow in Minnesota. Hope it's sunny and warm where you are.
Enjoy your swims today!