Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 7:00-9:00pm
by, September 5th, 2012 at 01:43 AM (1559 Views)
First workout with my new age group team, Velocity Swimming in Wenatchee.
I was very well accepted into the group by the kids today, and ended up having a great workout with them. It wasn't super intense, but the two hours of workout was about double what I've been used to, and we did a hell of a lot more kick than I've done in the last 3 months (all in two hours!!) I'm sure the kicking will be good for me later. The only I'm going to do, is for the 8 swimmers in the lane, and 4-5 of them should've been in a different lane based on speed of the group. Problem is the lane space just isn't available with the multiple groups out there. Oh well, we get what we get, and we'll make the best of it. I'm at the top of the group, basically tied with the top swimmer on the team. He by far kicks my butt in breaststroke, but everything else he needs to work harder. I'm sure a little of my work ethic will rub off on him soon.
6 x 200
Odds Free @ 3:00
Evens IM @ 3:30
4 x 200 Fly (50 SDK on back, 50 Swim) @ 3:30
We "toned it down a bit" here to ease up on the chaos...
- this was just hell with 8 in a lane. Imagine coming up on the lapped swimmers while you're doing fly, and they're doing SDK on back. Now try breathing while avoiding everyone else. It was pretty much every man for himself tonight.
4 x 200 Back (50 Kick/50 Swim) @ 4:00
4 x 200 Breast (50 Kick/50 Swim) @ 4:30ish I think
I had fun chasing after the fast kid in this. My breaststroke will get better for sure.
6 x 200 IM (25 Kick/25 Swim) @ LIFO "last in, first out"
6 x 25 Dive Sprints from the blocks, and walk back around on deck.
This honestly was the hardest part of the day (aside from going wayyyyyy past my normal 1 hour workouts)
Not a lot, but it is the 1st day back, and was pretty low key. It was good for me as I want to ease my way back up in time swum, and then start bringing back the intensity.