Did you swim today?

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  • MightyLolo
    MightyLolo Posts: 503 Member
    Gaaah I haven't been swimming since I started this job. I've been walking, and lifting...and tomorrow I'm doing an aerial obstacle course thingy...I hope the TI workshop next week works! Then I can finally join the early morning lap swim.
  • juliet3455
    juliet3455 Posts: 2,997 Member
    edited July 2016
    Recycled one of the Tri-Athlon Swim Club workouts.
    A mini version of my previous swim and no Time Trial sets.
    200m warm up then Broken 800m x2
    4 x 25 @ 45
    2 x 50 @ 1:15
    1 x 100 @ 2:30
    1 x 200 @ 4:00
    1 x 100 @ 2:30
    2 x 50 @ 1:15
    4 x 25 @ 45
    4 minute rest - Repeat above set

    75m Split Kick Ladders
    50 Free - 25 kick
    25 free - 50 kick
    25 Free - 25 kick
    25 Free - 50 kick
    50 Free - 25 kick

    Flip turn practise - About 50% are semi-decent - the rest are not good.
    To short and can't touch the wall or to long and feet hit the wall above the water, or it is a really slow ugly turn and I end up deep below the T. Good thing I do all my practise in the deep end. If I was in the shallow ( 32" ) I would be banging my head on the bottom of the pool.
    Still it was a good evening in the pool. 3 swimmers and 1 double lane.
    Went to the pool, got all set, walked out onto the pool deck and my cap split as I went to put it on. Keep a spare in your bag, lesson learned.

    @Montepulciano that's why I have 2 sets of goggles and trunks in my swim bag. Could have been worse - imagine if your suit self destructed.
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    2250 with the club

    400 warmup
    2x 200 free on 3.30
    200 kick
    2x 100 within 7s of PB on 2.00
    400 as 200 back/100 free/100 breaststroke
    2x 75 fly
    400IM
    100 easy

    Have been in touch with one of New Zealand's former Olympic coaches who writes individual training plans. He only takes on 3 swimmers a year but has agreed to take me on when he gets back from Rio. He says it'll involve 5 days a week in the pool plus gym work!!! Can't see that happening with four kids on my own plus full-time work. Will see what happens!
  • juliet3455
    juliet3455 Posts: 2,997 Member
    @emmab0902 Hoping the Potential coaching situation works out for you.
    I was speed reading the running and swimming threads while catching up on events and on line friends and initially read it as " Your former New Zealand Olympic coach " had to go back and read it a 2nd time.
  • Montepulciano
    Montepulciano Posts: 845 Member
    3000 yard @ 62 minutes
    25/50/75/100/100/75/50/25 warmup
    10 x 50 @ 60 5 free, 5 free/back
    1000 kick with fins (400 flutter/300 50 back/50 flutter/300 25 dolphin/25 flutter
    100/75/50/25 stroke (catchup and glide)
    10 x 50 @ 60 5 free, 5 free/back
    100/75/50/25 cool down

    Focused on alternate breathing rather than every fourth. Felt a touch dizzy at time, but getting back into the habit.
  • Montepulciano
    Montepulciano Posts: 845 Member
    Great result and listening to your body is an excellent thing. I know for me, I have spent the past few decades intentionally not listening to it, so this was an excellent reminder.

    Congrats on the best time and taking advantage of the chance to swim!
  • juliet3455
    juliet3455 Posts: 2,997 Member
    0600 early morning splash. Started out 4 people in the pool- 3 dbl lanes :) . About 500m into my planned 2km the gang showed up. Now 7 people per lane and really hard to get back into a rhythm. Called it at 1500m.
  • Montepulciano
    Montepulciano Posts: 845 Member
    45 minutes and 2500 yards. Just felt like bleah in the water, low and like I was swimming uphill, both ways. Perhaps partly due to not eating enough yesterday? Back on track with calories today. :) I will admit that I felt better after swimming even if it was not the work out I wanted.
  • fishgutzy
    fishgutzy Posts: 2,807 Member
    10km today
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    Blown shoulder again. Feels like more rotator cuff tears and the bicep tendon off its track again. Not happy.
  • MightyLolo
    MightyLolo Posts: 503 Member
    emmab0902 wrote: »
    Blown shoulder again. Feels like more rotator cuff tears and the bicep tendon off its track again. Not happy.

    GAAAH I'm so sorry! That sounds terribly painful. :frowning:
  • juliet3455
    juliet3455 Posts: 2,997 Member
    @emmab0902 Wish I had a magic wand and could remove all your injuries and pain.
  • girlwithcurls2
    girlwithcurls2 Posts: 2,230 Member
    @emmab0902 I'm so sorry :( This has been a rough time for you. Sending you good thoughts, healing thoughts, happy thoughts :heart:

    I managed to get a mile in yesterday. I can't remember the last time I swam a mile, so I was pleased. It made such a difference during the second half that I had done my superman drill after warming up. It was much easier to stay long and flat. I was exhausted before I started, but felt really good afterward (not good enough to stay for the cardio class...). Back for more today. I'm not sure how much, but it's good to be back in the water.
  • Montepulciano
    Montepulciano Posts: 845 Member
    emmab0902 wrote: »
    Blown shoulder again. Feels like more rotator cuff tears and the bicep tendon off its track again. Not happy.

    That is not fun. Do take care of yourself.
  • Montepulciano
    Montepulciano Posts: 845 Member
    3000 yards, 67 minutes. Just really focusing on getting my stroke right with alternate breathing. I swear it was not this hard 30 years ago. Ah well persistence will pay off. :)
  • emmab0902
    emmab0902 Posts: 2,344 Member
    2400m. Want to keep moving until told otherwise.

    300 warmup
    4x 100 IM drills
    3x 200IM descending
    400 kick
    3x 200 free
    100 easy

    Tolerable. Back to physio on Friday!
  • gentlygently
    gentlygently Posts: 706 Member
    Well done Curly! And good keeping going emma - and others.

    1k 40 mins usual glassmills mixed routine

    So a bit slower than usual and a while since the last - my 'shoulder injury' has been getting in the way again. So I am pleased I went.

    Was not feeling the love tho.....

  • girlwithcurls2
    girlwithcurls2 Posts: 2,230 Member
    Snuck in a half hour before class. I could feel it in my arms and shoulders (those places that never get worked out when I am running, walking, hiking...) Today isn't a pool day, but back again tomorrow. I am thrilled that my form didn't diminish any after a 4 week absence. It didn't get any better, lol, but I am still learning and putting things together each and every time I go to the pool, so it was exciting not to feel like my nose was grazing the bottom of the pool :blush:
  • Montepulciano
    Montepulciano Posts: 845 Member
    3000 yards in 60 minutes.

    Almost have my stroke back with the whole alternate side breathing, so will increase yardage a bit tomorrow.