Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday swim

It was pretty nice, but I am in low spirits - this lung ailment has gotten me down! I meant to swim longer (one more 400 of straight freestyle), but I hit the hour mark and was losing mental focus and also coughing a lot, so I figured it was OK to get out.

(I just was sick so recently, that's the thing that seems unfair! But rationally I know that upping exercise - I had a ten-hour week last week, after a month with very little exercise indeed - puts huge stress on the immune system, and it is not at all surprising that some sort of ailment set in once I'd triggered the asthma in the first place. Bit better this morning, I suppose, so I will hope that I can do a lot more hours of exercise this week than I did last.)

4 x 400m as

400 free with every fourth length as breast or back

4 x 100 drill-swim by 25 (front scull, fists, catch-up, thumbs-and-salute)

400 flutter kick with every fourth length whip or dolphin

4 x 100 IM, odds drill and evens swim

1600m total


Brent Buckner said...

Not sure how pool chlorine interacts with lung ailment!

Danielle in Iowa in Seattle said...

Maybe you need to take a few days off in a row to see if it kicks the sick out? You've been sick a while it seems! I usually take the above/below the neck approach - if it is just a head cold, I still work out, but if it is in my lungs, I sit out.