Today is a Wednesday, the Hanson's Marathon Method's "off" day for runs. I like how it's placed in the middle of the two challenging speed and tempo workouts, the rest from Tuesday's effort and prep for the Thursday tempo run is appreciated. Last week I began swimming. The goal was to increase my lung use … Continue reading Doing what’s prescribed
2000 yards. The pool was full of swimmers, when I got there, like share a lane at LA Fitness? For a few laps, yes... I felt it took a longer than usual time to swim 2000 yards, many reps of 50s today. Warmup Set (400y) 2 x 150 (25 easy, 100 build, 25 hard) @ … Continue reading Solo until I get there
2000 yards. With fewer people to watch, look at and listen to, I could spend time learning how my stroke and efficiency should be. I felt good on the expulsion breathing, and arms inward facing during the stroke. Warmup Set (400y) 5 x 75 (25 easy/25 build easy to moderate/25 moderate) @ 0:15 rest 25 … Continue reading Low attendance means concentrate on the little things
2000 yards Short course setup is back, Walter came along again and the weather was enviably perfect. JOhn brother in law sent a picture of the Bethpage house buried in snow and the promise that he is moving into the guest house. I felt very good swimming, trying to do the late release of air … Continue reading Two a week feels right.
2000 yards. This was about me and the borrowed "blunt" fins, trying to concentrate on keeping my arms straighter and hands relaxed but opened to catch more water. I see little improvements, I did more flip turns than usual. The day turned overcast so no tan or back exposure to direct sun. When I swam … Continue reading With kicking and straighter arms
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. I was so tired, I think the water woke me up to some extent. I was glad to see that today's workout on the SwimFaster app was all short intervals... Warmup Set (300y) [100 easy, 50 kick, 50 easy, 25 kick, 25 easy] @ 0:20 rest between each interval 50 choice Main Set … Continue reading Lazy lap slapping
2000 yards. Newly reinjured, here's what TriFaster prescribed for me... Warmup Set (400y) 2 x [150 easy @ 3:50, 2 x 25 drill @ 0:50] Main Set (1400y) 4 x [2 x 50 @ 1:20, 100 @ 2:15, 2 x 50 @ 1:20] 200 choice Warmdown Set (200y) 4 x 50 [25 easy/25 build] @ … Continue reading Crowded pool
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!
2000 yds. Having relied upon the new TriFaster app to generate a workout for me, I went through the suggested warmup - main set - cooldown. i completely noticed a difference swimming with time and distance as a factor! I was going along faster trying to "earn" more of a rest in between each intervals. … Continue reading The new app works!