Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tuesday swim

Ah, that was a good one - I have been so stressed out for the past month that the notion of going for a swim in the morning and not feeling terribly guilty about not having gotten straight down to work work had become altogether foreign to me!

Did a curtailed version of the warmup on the board from the early am triathletes' workout (original distances were 400, 150, 3 x 100, 150):

200 free with fourth 25 back (flip turns!)
100 kick on board (50 dolphin, 50 whip)
2 x 100 IM straight through (fly drill)
100 kick on back, no board (50 dolphin, 50 whip)

A bit of vertical fly kick

Then (along these lines):

4 x 25 dolphin kick on sides (alternating right, left)

2 x 25 dolphin kick on back

4 x 25 right arm, left arm by 25

1 x 50 3-3-3

1 x 50 1-1-1 (i.e. right arm, left arm, full stroke)

2 x 25 full stroke fly

2 x 50 whip kick on back

4 x 75 breast as kick-drill-swim

1400 yards total

I really wanted to ride my bike today, but the prime hours are while the park is closed to traffic from 10am-3pm, and I think I may just have too many important other things to do involved with getting ready to leave on Thursday (phone call to super re: various book-revising-postponed essential maintenance issues, prescriptions & the annoying thing of having to get the health insurance company to license early refills on ones that are not yet eligible for refill, course book ordering, work-organizing and sorting for trip, a couple school things I have put on the back burner while finishing the book - the usual, in other words!). We will see how it goes - it may be I will run this evening and then ride tomorrow during the day. And a swimming lesson tomorrow morning early!