Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Great IM workout

I wasn't even sure if I was going to swim today, because I sprained my ankle a couple of days ago and it is still hurting pretty badly. I decided to warm up, then see how my ankle felt. After 300 yards, I couldn't feel my foot at all, so I decided to go ahead and do my workout. 

Warm-up: 
  300 yards mix up strokes
Kick: 
  500 dolphin kick on the back with fins, working body roll and abs
  8 X 50 sprint kicks, IM order
Main Set: 
  5 X 400 IM work strokes- No cheating (one arm fly, pulling ropes for back, etc.) on 7:30
  5 X 200 IM hold pace on 3:45 
  5 X 100 IM sprint on 2:00
Kick:
  500 kick choice
Cool-down: 
  300 swim choice- stretch out 

Total yards= 6,000 

It is not a lot of yardage, but I was proud of my 400s IM; I've never really done them before and I did 5 good ones today. 
  

Long Saturday Swims

I have been training at Layton Surf N' Swim on the Saturdays when I can coordinate things with Gordon. On Saturday, March 1st I did my longest to date pool swim. We swam 16,100 yards (9.1 miles). I had a hard time keeping up with Gordon, he was kicking my butt. I felt bad that I was probably not helping to push him to the point that I was helpful. I was just excited to be able to swim at all. I had just gone to the chiropractor so he could work on my shoulder. I was so sore my swimming suit just touching my shoulder hurt. I just figured, what the hell. What's the use of being young, and I decided to work through it anyway. I was not swimming that much slower than Gordon was, but I would get 3 feet behind on every flip turn. My turns aren't that bad, I'm just so stinking short!

 Here is the workout we did.

I am looking forward to  the next chance I get to do a long swim with Gordon. I think it is good for both of us, and it really pushes me.