Monday, October 19, 2009

Short and sweet Monday swim

I teach till 8 on Mondays this semester, and though I have in some previous weeks taken a chunk out of the middle of the day to go and swim at Chelsea Piers, I think it will be increasingly impractical over the rest of the fall - too busy! But I was set on having a short (local) swim after class...

(Otherwise I will forget how to swim! Definitely not enough swimming or running this past week!)

100 free, 50 back, 100 free, 50 breast, 100 free, 100 fly drill

Then...

(Really this should be 3 x through, once for each non-free stroke! On varying intervals depending on other folks in lane, but with plenty of rest - 2:50, mostly.)

100 fly
75 fly, 25 free
50 fly, 50 free
25 fly, 75 free
100 free

1000 (fairly strenuous) yards total

Tomorrow I will run in the morning with C. and J. and go to TNYA practice in the evening; Wednesday midday I have my appointment at Chelsea Piers for swim stroke consultation.

(Gotta figure out when I can fit in more Spinervals - this weekend has more flexibility than I have had for some time, but of course there is always a huge mound of work to be done also. I think I will do my long run on Saturday - a friend's 40th birthday party is happening in Brooklyn on Saturday night, and I am thinking it will be a suitable night to drink champagne and stay out late, better to get the run done first!)

[ED. Not THAT short! Forgot to log 3 x 100 IM on 2:15, after warmup and before fly set.]

2 comments:

Wendy said...

Really when I did a similar set of hundreds it was intended as a stroke set, the free being active recovery.

It is nice sometimes to swim all strokes, but really it is not practical or necessary every swim.

Glad you had a good swim!

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