Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tuesday morning swim

Dragged myself out of bed for the morning swim workout--it is amazing how you can feel half-dead beforehand and then swimming makes you feel immensely refreshed...

This is the first time I've swum hard on Monday night and Tuesday morning, and I think it's going to be fine. I'm trying it this week and next, then the CU swim is on hiatus for a couple weeks--built-in don't-overdo-it protection.

Can't at all reproduce the workout, it was one of the "canned" ones (fairly generic--the more exciting ones are scrawled on the blackboard and you have to really concentrate to remember them, but once you understand the rationale, it all comes clear--these ones are xeroxes hanging in little plastic sleeves lane by lane, which is convenient but not as interesting). Let's say that the relevant facts were, oh, 2300 yards total, and that the only thing of note (other than general pleasantness) was that I did 2 x 100 of breast and back each. It makes me ridiculously out of breath (which is counterintuitive--breast is supposed to be more relaxing than free), strangely different muscles and movements to free, but if I just keep doing it it will get much easier and better in no time...

1 comment:

Wendy said...

I find breaststroke the most likely to induce wheezing! Nice long stretch at the top of the stroke and concentrating on a full breath in and out helps, but you breathe every stroke, so it hard not to hyperventilate, and then there's the nice long underwater pull off the wall ...