Thursday, January 2, 2014 5:05-6:20pm
by, January 2nd, 2014 at 11:23 PM (452 Views)
Well, I just got my paycheck from work at Tree Top, and it was nice to see my holiday pay for the 2 days of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day on it. The 401K matching and other additions are quite nice too. That means I finally made it past my 90th "work" (not calendar) day. So I'm full-time there now...no getting rid of me "just because" now.
Went for a workout after work today (have to work day shift for a couple days), and tried to hit it hard to get my body into shape for my meet in just over a week. I think I'm basically back in shape where I was before all my out of the water time. My physical job probably keeps my muscles where they need to be, and just a bit of time back in the water was all I needed for the feel to return.
200 Kick w/ board
150 Kick w/ board
100 Kick w/ board
50 Kick w/ board
Broken Mile Pull w/ Catalyst Paddles:
11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 lengths with :10 rest between each.
Total time minus 2:30 for time.
A few of the times I checked:
275 went 3:15
250 went 2:55
150 went 1:40
100 went 1:06
75 went :49
50 went :31
Total time was 20:40 (minus 1:40) for roughly a 19:00 1650 time. It was pull w/ paddles of course, but still one heck of a set!
350 EZ Free
My first IM/stroke set in a while:
3 x 100 IM @ 2:00
1 x 100 Fly @ 1:15 (went 1:06)
3 x 100 IM @ 2:00
1 x 100 Fly @ 1:15 (went 1:08)
2 x 100 IM @ 2:00
That set was good. The fly's really weren't that bad though the 2nd one was a little tough to complete. Actually the first IM after each fly was the hardest part. Minimal rest then push off for more...UGH!!
200 EZ cooldown
Felt good after this swim. It's just what I needed, and gives me a little more confidence for my fly endurance at the meet.