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Wednesday 12192012

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by , December 20th, 2012 at 12:35 AM (105 Views)
went up to Mesa-Kino for the AM masters swim workout
again we had the entire main pool (LCM)
Paul & Laura coached, I was with Paul's group

2 x 100 @ 1:40
300 choice

4 x 100 @ 1:35
300 choice

6 x 100 @ 1:30 (used paddles + buoy)
300 choice

8 x 100 @ 1:25 (used fins + paddles)
300 choice

4 x 50 kick @ 1:00 (used fins + board)

100 w/d

TTL: 3500m

it was a bit chilly this morning, upper 30s, so it was very quick getting in the water. and very quick getting out and getting into the locker room (and a bit painful). thankfully the water is nice and warm (I'd guess at least 80F).

I swam with 2 guys, one is quite a bit faster (he occasionally visits the forums so I won't say who, but he does some very long swims ). I went 3rd, but with LCM we go 10 sec apart, so I had no draft.

once Paul gave the second bit to the set (he gave the set in bits), I figured out what would be coming next... I can usually handle swimming 100s LCM @ 1:30 but today I just wasn't feeling it, so I grabbed my paddles. then I certainly knew 1:25 would be a challenge, but it wasn't so bad with fins + paddles.

this puts me just over 488 miles YTD. just 12 to go...and if I do our 100 x 100m on 12/29 I'll get over 6 right there
(still debating if I'll do it)

I had an appt with my eye doctor today, actually one eye has gotten better since last year. but she dilated my eyes...after that, working proved a challenge. I normally like to open my blinds in the afternoon (get morning sun), but today I didn't.
went out to lunch with a co-worker to Oregano's, ate way too much, and between that and my eyes still recovering, I felt like I could use a nap all afternoon.

I purposely waited to leave work until 5:30, just after the sun set, so I could drive a bit easier...and headed to the gym.
traffic was suddenly a PITA, maybe we have winter visitors, other holiday visitors, and people just being stupid. anything remotely connected to shopping seemed busy, but thankfully the gym parking lot was nearly empty when I got there:

Tmill: 21 min, 275 cal, 2.4 miles, avg 6.8 mph
2 min warmup
Jump to 6.9 mph and increase to 7.7
A min warmdown

Leg rolling: 5 min
Plank w forearms on roller: 2 x 1:30
Side plank: two rounds of (45 sec right/45 sec left)
Various plank, push-ups, stretches

Decline bench: 2 x 12 x 135, 1 x 10 x 135, 1 x 6 x 145

Triceps skull crushers: 2 x 12 x 65 + 6, 1 x 10 x 70 + 5

Free motion dual cable cross chest fly: 1 x 15 x 60, 1 x 12 x 70, 1 x 10 x 80, 2 x 9 x 85

I just wore my glasses to the gym (after wearing them all day I didn't feel like putting in my contacts), and working out just seemed odd.
I didn't get into, "the zone," at all running, so I just did my ~20 min run. had some decent music, but it just seemed a constant struggle.

I worked in with another guy on the decline bench. it was kinda nice, we both were lifting 135, spotted for each other, then he left, so I added a little more weight.
while doing my roller stuff, I saw the Freemotion machines in the stretching area; hardly anyone uses those. there's 2 in the main weights area that are always occupied, so I used one of the secret ones

supposed to be cold here again tonight. actually where I live they're calling for a freeze warning. we covered some plants out front, as well as our vegetable garden. it will be tough to get up early and swim if it is that cold (or I could just opt for the indoor gym pool).

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Updated December 20th, 2012 at 12:43 AM by aztimm

Swim Workouts , Strength Training and Dryland Workouts , Running


  1. pwb's Avatar
    You gotta make sure you get to the 500 mile mark, even if you don't do it by the 100 x 100 route.
  2. aztimm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    You gotta make sure you get to the 500 mile mark, even if you don't do it by the 100 x 100 route.
    Oh I will get in the 500 miles. If I do the 100 x 100s it will be easier...but otherwise it will probably be very close. One of the nice things about going to a gym w/pool is I could always swim there.