03.29.13 - sometimes you just have a bad workout
by, March 29th, 2013 at 10:08 AM (288 Views)
Swam w/ Dave. This just wasn't a great day for me. Probably started last night when I chose to run my son's U8 soccer practice barefoot. I just don't have much agility with flip-flops on so I took them off to demonstrate some things. The grass on the field is pretty nice but it is short and the occasional bermuda roots shredded my callouses. About 2:00 AM, I woke up feeling like I had eaten rocks for dinner. Took some antacid and went back to bed. I limped into the pool with my stomach churning only to find that they cranked the heat back up to 87. I don't know much about pool management so the following rant may be completely off base. Still, here are the pool temperatures over the last 5 days: Mon AM - 86, Tue AM - 86, Wed AM - 88, Wed PM - 85, Thur AM - 85, Fri AM - 87. The story the pool management is giving is that they are having trouble with controlling the temperature after installing a new coupling. They don't have a digital thermostat so this is somewhat understandable. But it seems to me that if the goal temperature is 84, we should see fluctuation between 82 and 86 until they dial the heat in correctly.
We swam mostly 200s today. That was probably a mistake. Should have dug up one of Fortress' sprint workouts. The kick wasn't bad but freestyle was miserable. I just couldn't bleed off any heat with my head mostly submerged in the water.
600 Warm up
4 x 200 - 3:00 Convert Free -> IM
50 Kick/150 Free - 3:00
100 Kick/100 Free - 3:10
150 Kick/50 Free - 3:20
200 Kick - 3:30
4 x 200 - 3:00 Kick 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th 50
4 x 200 Kick - 3:30 Descend (br - 3:15, 3:10, 3:05, 2:57)
200 Cool down
We were supposed to do a 500 timed pull. It's kind of rare that Dave and I will decline the opportunity to go at each other with pull buoys and paddles but neither of us were feeling it today.