9mi Fifty or sixty miles of cycling on a windless South Florida morning, that was my plan. I had dropped John off at CVS for his scout trip to NC. I made it to Loggerhead Park nice & early, too. I forgot the headband again - a noticeable loss in humid heat conditions. Austin, Troy … Continue reading Spin a negative into a good workout
2000 yards I didn't do the kicking because I was too lazy to get to the other side to fish through the bin for loner fins. I did the workout below and felt ok, no breakthroughs or hindrances. Warmup Set (400y) 2 x [50 easy @ 1:20, 100 moderate @ 2:25, 50 easy @ 1:20] … Continue reading More freestyle laps
2000 yards. This workout went very well! The intervals, the timing, it felt very good. I tried to concentrate on rotating side to side and catch up type arm motions. Warmup Set (400y) 250 easy-mod @ 5:20 150 kick Main Set (1300y) 3 x [100 easy @ 2:35, 100 moderate @ 2:25, 100 mod-hard @ … Continue reading Getting better!
2000 yards. New goggles that don't squeeze my eyeballs out! And a workout with some kicks, with which I cheat and use fins. Warmup Set (200y) 4 x 50 [25 build/25 easy] @ 0:10 rest Main Set (1400y) 7 x [50 easy @ 1:35, 50 moderate @ 1:25, 50 mod-hard @ 1:15, 50 hard @ … Continue reading School’s still out.
2000 yds. Sometimes when I swim it is as if I am starting over. I don't feel I have any mastery of basic freestyle, and I seem slow to kick and pull. That was today. Nothing out of the ordinary, here's the workout, many 25s for the main set. I started following the interval times, … Continue reading Where’d it all go?
2000 yards. I tried the swim fins with yesterday's workout - it led me to have weird cramps in my toes and calf muscles. Today, thankfully, no kicking was prescribed. Just a few mixed sets of regular freestyle. It was warm and uncrowded today, wait 'til next week when all the schools are out and … Continue reading No kicks after therapy
2000 yards of this: Warmup Set (200y) 4 x 50 [25 build/25 easy] @ 0:10 rest Main Set (1500y) 12 x [25 @ 0:50, 25 @ 0:45, 25 @ 0:40, 25 @ 0:35, 25 @ 0:30] Warmdown Set (300y) 6 x 50 [25 easy/25 build] @ 0:10 rest It was good, I must be getting … Continue reading The water’s feeling better
2000 yards. A nice sunny linch hour, enough SPF 70 spray for my back, and a custom swim plan from my iPhone! Here is today's workout: Warmup Set (300y) 150 easy @ 3:50, 2 x 25 drill @ 0:50 100 non-free Main Set (1500y) 15 x 100 (25 hard/50 easy/25 hard) @ 2:10 Warmdown Set … Continue reading 15 of anything in the water seems imposing!
2200 yards. Carolyn gave me a workout to follow from the TriFaster iPhone app, which I purchased myself as a result. I found it very interesting to be following a plan vs just slapping 2000 yards of self-imposed boredom. Here's the workout... Warmup Set (400m) 4 x [4 x 25 @ 0:35] Main Set (1400m) … Continue reading With a purpose!
2000 yds. Today was plain and simple. I did all my yardage freestyle, no rush, but felt like I was side to side more correct than before. I didn't bother with flip turns, just swam leisurely to get better form. The air was 78 degrees. The pool water was 78 degrees. It all matched up! … Continue reading It all matches up.