Wimping on Wednesday
by, October 7th, 2009 at 06:56 PM (256 Views)
I have been a wimpy swimmer since Big Shoulder's! I have been doing short practices, slower intervals, and taking more days off than normal. Some days I plan to swim, but when the time arrives I bag it.
I have had a sore neck since mid-July. I was training hard for Nationals (1500 meters) and the Big Shoulder's follow-up. The good thing is a) I reached my goals in the 1500 and 5K b) I had fun and got to meet many of our cool forumites! c) I've come to the realization that I HAVE TO bi-lateral breath at all times in practice! (oh, I realize I need to kick more too!)
When I bi-lateral breath on anything longer than a 150 I feel like I'm in oxygen debt. I guess the fact that I like distance repeats makes me seek the avoidance factor since I'm pretty good at forcing myself to do things I really don't want to do. I am hoping that a couple more weeks will put me in the comfort zone for longer swimming with bi-lateral. (sorry about this pitiful whining!)
Todays solo workout-venue LA Fitness:
*Warm-up 1,000 swim (alternating 200's swim/kick/pull/swim/kick)
*5 X 100 IM on 2:00
*5 X 200 Free on descending interval (4:00/7:45/11:15/14:30/17:30)
*12 X 50 on 1:00 (first six IM strokes, last six freestyle)
*very easy 100 backstroke cool-down
3,200 scy (I feel O2 deprived w/the breathing work
I'm going down to cook now. I'm feeling like doing some eggs/bacon/hashbrowns/and wheat toast......quick, painless, and tasty too!