Blasted, Thursday, Oct. 1
by, October 1st, 2009 at 05:53 PM (2414 Views)
Lovely! Woke up this morning and everything (well, except my head, ankles and knees) was sore. I guess 5 x 5 heavy weight is rather hard ... Probably should have eased into the weights more, but I ain't got time for that patience stuff with my current plan.
Instead of hitting the gym again today, I had a lunchtime swim with Pete at Mason. We had planned an AFAP 100 lactate set -- it's good to have company and someone to race for those. I must admit my stomach was a little queasy afterward ... Anyway, here's how it went:
SCY @ GMU w/Speedo:
900 variety swim, kick, drill
10 x 50 @ whatever, done as:
25 UW shooter + 25 EZ DAB
1-6, no fins (2 back, 2 belly, 2 back)
7-10, fast w/fins (3 back, 1 belly -- I'm almost a second faster on my back)
50 EZ (during Pete's "nature break" )
3 x (100 AFAP + 200 EZ) @ 6:30-7:00 (estimate)
I did the 100s backstroke with fins, which matched up well with Pete swimming free. Gawd, these hurt.
Went 53 low, 53 mid, 54 low.
I had to summon some extra energy on the 4th length of the 3rd one so Pete didn't catch me. These times are significantly faster than a set of 5 x 100 back w/fins I did on May 20. In that set, I held 57-58s. I was shocked when I saw a 53 on the clock on the first one. I'm assuming I was so much faster because I had Pete pushing me and because I stayed under water longer (from what I can recall) than in May. I took at least 10 SDK on each length (my guess: 13-14, 12, 10-11, 10 per 25). Maybe GMU is slightly faster than the other pool I typically train in solo -- though I always swim in the deep end there too. Edit: checked my blog again. I lifted weights the am before my May lactate set. That could have made some difference, as I did weights yesterday before this set instead.
15 minutes in hottub
Saw Mike aka the "Cage Fighter" at the pool swimming and kicking. He looks like he's lost weight from the Wardian distance workouts I always skip.
Hoping to go to hot yoga at 10:00 am tomorrow and, after a rest, do some explosive lifting in the PM. I hope Hulk is right and that I won't be toast after the yoga. After the last 3 days of training, I could use a good tonight!
Here's a nice little video of how I am currently swimming: Sip gatorade, quick dunk in the water, and repeat at leisure.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW_-oyAldfo&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube - Cat Under Sink[/ame]