Did you swim today?

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  • ElBence
    ElBence Posts: 291 Member
    I swim with my local Masters group on MWF. On Monday, the coach gave us a set of 10 x 50m with fins and paddles on 0:50. Today, she took away the fins with the same time. I suspect she will take away the paddles on Friday. She assigned this set today just after a 400m IM followed by a 600 pull set. I think she's trying to kill me.
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    Have been seriously missing in action for ages. Been flat out with work and also delivering free suicide prevention training in my spare time, so have hardly swum.

    Got back in the pool a couple of days ago. 4000m on Thursday, 5000m last night and 3000m this morning as below.....

    8x 50 IMO

    2x 400 kick fins every 4th 25 fast

    4x 25 pull reduce stroke count per 25

    2x 150 pull holding lowest stroke count

    6x 100 as odds back evens br (20s rest)

    600 as drill/swim by 100

    200 warmdown
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    4000m solo swim today.

    800 free

    400 free kick fins

    400 back kick fins

    800 free pull

    600 kick as 50 back 50 fly on back 50 free on side

    400 pull

    200 br kick

    200 drills

    200 warmdown
  • girlwithcurls2
    girlwithcurls2 Posts: 2,244 Member
    Welcome back, Emma! I was coming here to call out to you and Gutzy. Hadn’t heard from you in a while. I’m glad you’re back and just busy 😉
  • Bruceapple
    Bruceapple Posts: 2,011 Member
    Yes; 1.5 miles. @ 74 minutes
  • Bruceapple
    Bruceapple Posts: 2,011 Member
    Today: 1 mile @ 46 minutes
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    5300m yesterday and 4100m today. Both solo swims. Am becoming a binge swimmer - nothing all week then try to make up for it on the weekend. My shoulder is protesting so definitely need to try to work out a better work-life balance!
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    4600m solo swim today. Nothing very interesting!

    1000 free
    500 free kick fins
    500 back kick fins
    500 as 100f 100bk 100f 100bk 100f
    500 pull paddles
    600 mixed kick fins
    300 as 100f 100bk 100f
    4x 100 free on 1.40 descending
    300 warmdown

    The 4x 100 officially proved my body has forgotten how to swim fast!!!
  • Bruceapple
    Bruceapple Posts: 2,011 Member
    Today: 1 mile @ 47 minutes
  • kayak4water
    kayak4water Posts: 155 Member
    A fine 40 minutes of this, that and the other.

    Backstroke is the current labor of love. Between trying to look at the ceiling directly above my head, a narrow kick, rotating more than my usual timid amount & keeping the elbows from dropping, I've forgotten to breathe often!

    We raced our six seat outrigger canoe Saturday. Breathe whenever and as often as we want! We improved on our best time by two minutes--fit yeah! (Maybe a little tidal current, too!)
  • girlwithcurls2
    girlwithcurls2 Posts: 2,244 Member
    40 minutes before class. Not too tough, but got the ticket going 👍
  • girlwithcurls2
    girlwithcurls2 Posts: 2,244 Member
    2250 after lifting. I was going to go back for more today. Maybe, maybe not. I have a run on Sunday and then a 10K next Wednesday.
  • Bruceapple
    Bruceapple Posts: 2,011 Member
    Today: 1.5 miles. @ 72 minutes
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    4000m solo swim today and 3400m Friday night. Getting really cold here now (winter in New Zealand) so really need to stay motivated!!
  • beerfoamy
    beerfoamy Posts: 1,523 Member
    2.5km
    super speedy guy in the lane so I had a few more pauses to let him past.
    less speedy guy swims up during a rest and pretty much sprays water from his mouth into my face before asking me how many strokes I do per length.
    thanks mate! needed that! bleh
  • ElBence
    ElBence Posts: 291 Member
    The view when I walked in the pool this morning. v0o26rgtljbs.jpg
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    Terrible start to July. Super busy with work and out of town for two days. My planned swim last night was scuttled by an episode of my heart arrhythmia so today was my first swim this month.

    3200m

    6x 100 as free/back/br/free on 1.45

    15x 100 on 1.45 as alt swim/pull/kick fins

    700 mixed kick fins

    400 swim
  • kayak4water
    kayak4water Posts: 155 Member
    Swimming was always a struggle for me up to even now. Having a coach dole out tips every Monday brings an appreciation of the sport I'd never have on my own. I've been told hundreds of times to rotate more--I might finally be doing that, a little. Thanks, Coach!
    Today's drills: I focused on rotation.

    On my own: some fly drills focused on a more intimate relationship with the water surface.

    Cheers!
  • girlwithcurls2
    girlwithcurls2 Posts: 2,244 Member
    30 minutes was all the time I had. And let me tell you, I was SO unmotivated. 🙄 But I went, and it felt great. There is almost never a correlation between my motivation and the quality of my workout.
  • kayak4water
    kayak4water Posts: 155 Member
    40 minutes! It felt like returning to the womb after 5 days dry (*x* for showers 🙃).
    Saturday and Sunday, during much of the Seattle to Portland bike ride, I metered my breathing to mimic butterfly breathing: kick the hands in, kick the hands out, suck in a big breath and repeat!

    Cheers!