Watching the HR (first time) 8/29/13
by, August 30th, 2013 at 08:17 AM (357 Views)
Yesterday we had the weirdest workout ever - after a rather short 1000 yd warm-up (and the last 200 was kick) we then proceeded to do 5 x 200 K, and then 4 x 9 x 25 kick - which made for over 2000yds kick in a single workout! My legs were burning. I guess it was a good thing, because my arms were achy from weights the day before.
Today, I decided to get back to normal, and do an easy stretch out in the pool after my weight workout. I was sore going into the gym, but after the first 3 or so machines, I loosened up considerably. Thought Jenna was going to swim with me - I saw her at the gym, but she didn't make it all the way to the pool. Probably Mommy issues (she has a 8 yr old & 3 yr old at home). So I swam on my own. Borrowing from PWB on tracking my HR - today being day one. I think I'm going to use the 10-12 x 100 @ 1:20 as my test set, since I have the opportunity to do this almost weekly. Today, I was swimming solo (thus, less motivated) and got my avg HR from leisurely swimming & "long & strong" (but not pushing it) swimming. Then a very short increase for 3 x 100. Guess I'll start off by putting things on a 3x5 card & work my way up to an Excel program when I get around to creating one.
600 - 100 free/50 back
3 x 200 Pull
4 x 150, breast/free/breast/breast/free/breast
3 x 100 @ 1:30; my pace: 1:25 - easy; HR 110s
3 x 100 @ 1:25; my pace: 1:20 - long & strong; HR 130s
3 x 100 @ 1:20 paddles only; my pace: 1:12ish - feeling out of breath; HR 140