Monday, May 21st, 2012
by, May 21st, 2012 at 09:22 AM (400 Views)
Workout this AM was the first time since my surgeries that I used my hand paddles as they were meant to be used. I am happy to say that it wasn't too bad. Of course my time going 70% was more like my old speed of 60%, etc., but my arms will get used to going hard again soon. It's nice to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
600 back/free by 50's
400 free/breast by 100's, drill/swim by 50
400 kick, speedplay by 50's
8 x 100 P on 1:40 (with paddles ) - descend 1-4, twice, fastest was only 1:26
12 x 50 on :50, in groups of 3, going 70,80 & 90%, last 3 did 2 at 95%, last one Sprint - only did a :37, but in retrospect it wasn't a full 100%, because I could have held that pace for quite a bit longer)
4 x 150 free/breast/free
4 x 150 free/kick/free w/zoomers
Total: 4300 LCM
Entering a rough couple of weeks - work wise, anyway. Better get used to it, since I may be leaving MC for greener pastures (if available) which will eliminate days off in the middle of the week. Anyway, I was just sort of getting into riding my bike again, but now I will be relegated to 2 or 3 days on my bike this week, and next week, I won't be able to get on it at all until Saturday. Guess that means caloric restriction for weight loss, instead of picking up the exercise. I hate dieting! It is very hard to swim an intense practice with no carbs on board - but I suppose I will get used to it, or else stay 135lbs for the rest of my life. Fudge. At least we are entering that lovely time of year when I get to swim LC every single morning! Love the summer time!