Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday swim/TOB

Only a short swim - first I could not drag myself out of bed, then there was need for Ritual Chat!

200 free, 200 kick with board (flutter, whip, dolphin, flutter by 50)

2 x (4 x 50 free descending), first set on 1:15 and second set on 1:10 (all with flip turns)

(Mental challenge to keep track of the times other than moment by moment, so I cannot tell you what I did, but I definitely can descend pretty steadily even on the faster interval, from something like :58 to :51-52? For some reason in practice we usually do the kind of descending set where the interval shortens also - those are good too, but these are easier to concentrate on...)

2 x 50 "splash-back" drill (I am thinking that there is more power I could be getting in the back part of the stroke, only I am not sure this is the best drill for me - I get very straight-armed while doing it, I must work on this!)

50 free (build-fast by 25)

2 x 100 free (first 50 drill, second 50 build-fast); I did catch-up, zipper

And then I was taken aback to see that time was up!

1150 yards total

(Instead of going to the 8:30-9:30 swim Tues-Thurs. this week, I'm cleared to go to the Tues-Thurs-Fri 11-12 slot - I didn't sign up for it originally because I am well capable of defaulting to an incredibly late getting-up time, and didn't want to encourage it, but for this week it will be more realistic if I want to get some work done in the morning before I swim to switch to the later slot.)

Then I went and did 4 Central Park loops - it is a beautiful day for a bike ride, humidity in these parts has been uncharacteristically low for July and it was truly lovely.

Lungs still quite congested, so I've bitten the bullet and made a doctor's appointment for Thursday, just to be on the safe side - I am 90% sure she will tell me it's viral and there's nothing she can give me, but still...

2 comments:

ShirleyPerly said...

I'm amazed you can remember as much as you do of your swim workouts!

And sorry to hear the lungs are not much better. I'm not a fan of seeing docs but think perhaps getting rid of that 10% doubt will help ease the mind at least.

Wendy said...

TOB!!

I like descending sets, too. I think they are a good pacing challenge.